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.
February 4: Happy 2019 lovely peeps! So tomorrow I fly out to the States to perform at one of my favourite places - RadioLive in Pensacola! It will be just me on this gig but I’ve been working on new songs and old so I can’t wait to share with you! After performing in Folk in a Box at the AMAUK conference I realise it’s important to just connect with your song and the audience will be there to share that moment with you. That connection can be one person or a thousand, but equally powerful and moving. And inspiring. So come on down if you can - or maybe come to Dee’s on Monday the 11th of Feb to hear me do a set with my co-host and very old music friend Collin Wade Monk!! Special guest Tommy Womack pops down, too and it’s FREE so make your way to Dee’s. We will all appreciate it! In other news we are in the very early stages of the next album. The songs are stronger than ever and the producer and musicians will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch this space!! Be good to yourselves, ya’ll and let kindness do the talking. - Kris OH!! I almost forgot!! I’ll be setting up a pledge campaign and also releasing a limited edition live album taken from our EntShed gig last October thanks to Michael Pipe and his team. I’ll put a link up in March. See a performance below of one of the songs on the live album. Whet your whistle…
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!