Live From The EntShed, October 2018
‘We had wonderful night for our October show. My Girl The River got things started and they were in fine form, performing as a family band with Kris on vocals and guitars, Joe on double bass and vocals, and daughter Ruby on ukulele and vocals. The new songs really grabbed the audience and in all my many years of promoting hundreds of gigs to a dedicated and highly discerning audience, I can safely say the crowd response was one of the best I’ve seen. I knew they wouldn’t disappoint as the support for another favourite local artist, Danni Nichols, and they certainly did not. Kris has a great talent for connecting with the audience and bringing them along for the ride. I particularly enjoyed the new songs and look forward to hearing them on the next album. ‘
July 5: It’s been awhile but we have been oh-so busy! The new album - produced by Neilson Hubbard is now in the mixing stage and we can’t wait to begin sharing what we’ve recorded! Until then, we’ll be releasing the live album as a special one of a kind project, complete with hand printed covers, limited to 100 copies. You can check back here for that album, available in late August. Michael Pipe, long time Bedford promoter and agent had this to say about the performance that was captured in Bedford:
Paste Magazine 8.1 stars ... a lovely mélange of Americana-Roots music, brings to mind works by other fellow alt-country musicians Jason Isbell and Lucinda Williams. It demonstrates very well the knack that My Girl The River has for exceptional songwriting. While this record may not be a fairytale, it will become something that is just as celebrated over the years to come.
Amazingly "This ain't no Fairytale" is the debut album by "My Girl The River" - amazing because it is such a rich and confident production. Add to that amazing an astonishment that the core of the tracks were laid down in just two days in a room in the home of Kris Wilkinson Hughes' - the gorgeously toned singer and songwriter of "My Girl The River" - with overdubs added later. This wonderful wistful country-folk is what experienced musicians can achieve when they set their hearts and minds to it - but this would all be for nothing if this was not also such an accomplished set of songs - superbly written observations on place and family, mixed with a keen edge of nostalgic yearning. Read more on the MGTR page.
Our cd single. Me and my PawPaw.
Hopefully we'll see you at a show very soon! Get a cd before anyone else and even have access to our beautiful postcards! Stickers are free. In fact, tweet a photo of your sticker in a fun and interesting place with #mygirltheriver - let's see how far these butterflies can fly!