The idea of Acoustic Earth grew from Andy and I messing around with my arrangements of traditional tunes, to us playing my own compositions, to adding James on drums and percussion and now, we have a singer! A big welcome to Lorna, we’re all looking forward to having her with us on a regular basis.
Lorna sung the tracks King of Sorrow and Lamentation on the Travelling Man CD and I was knocked out then with the beauty and passion she brought to those songs. Incredibly, what you hear on the Travelling Man CD is Lorna singing with the band for the first time! No rehearsal, a brief discussion about the lyrics, two takes and it was done, amazing. With the new compositions (although the EP will be four tracks we have almost an album’s worth of new material), Lorna has been part of the process from the outset and being able to have time to work together on the new songs has been a real privilege – hopefully you’ll hear the rest of what we’ve been working on later this year.