September 1: I really can't believe we're into September! I've been working behind the scenes getting us up and running on Patreon. If you haven't visited this site before, go and check it out. Artists like Amanda Palmer use it to connect her fans around the world and allow people to support her art in as little or as much as they want to. So for the cost of a coffee or a sandwich or perhaps a bit more for the goodies on offer, Patreon allows fans to be involved and get exclusive 'behind the scenes' access, including things like audio samples of new material, input into new songs or lyrics, live streaming and more. As I've been writing and demo'ing at home, getting new songs together, it is the perfect time to get fans on board to bring the new album and first singles into shape! Below is just one of the songs I'm working on now. As a patron you'll hear it before anyone else does and you'll have a hand in getting it out to the wider world when it's ready.
June 18: We had such fun at the Isle of Wight! Big HUGE thanks go to John Giddings, the festival director, for inviting us down for a second year. Even more fun was had on our tour dates with Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboy. We've got one more festival date this summer at the YNot in Derbyshire on the Saloon Stage and then nothing until November. But we're writing and recording soon for a new album so watch this space! Below is a track that is earmarked for the next album. 'Slow Mover' I hope you enjoy it!
What people are saying about 'This Ain't No Fairytale' and My Girl The River:
Paste Magazine 8.1 stars ... a lovely mélange of Americana-Roots music
bring 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.
March 16: We're anxiously awaiting the uploads to Bob Harris' Under The Apple Tree youtube channel - any time now you'll be able to see us performing live in Bob's studio - This Ain't No Fairytale, Woods Behind Our House and No More I Love Yous. It was such an honour to perform for the Harris family and we look forward to sharing these performances with you. Also live dates are trickling in so go to the EVENTS page and see if we are performing in a town near you!
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!