A Different Thread

Transatlantic Folk present… A Different Thread.

A Different Thread will be releasing their new album, Call of the Road, in September and this show is part of the launch tour.
Guests will be able to hear the songs from the record, performed with a full band, and grab a copy of the album.

“Warm, deep singer-songwriters who have drank from the well of 20th century tradition” – Folk Radio UK
A Different Thread weaves together elements of 70s’ folk revival, piedmont blues, and country, to create an authentic americana sound. Alicia Best (from Durham, North Carolina) and Robert Jackson (from Lichfield, Staffordshire) originally met while busking in Galway, Ireland, and officially formed as a duo after winning the Shrewsbury Folk Festival open mic competition in 2017. They have landed interviews and live-sessions on NPR and BBC radio and their song ‘Potter’s Field’ came runner up in the International Songwriting Competition in 2019. They have supported the likes of Jodie Stevens (Big Star), Native Harrow, and The Milk Carton Kids, and through international touring, they have garnered a loyal following across the UK, Europe, USA, and Central America.
Their blend of intimate, raw vocals with atmospheric instrumentation is reminiscent of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, and Linda and Richard Thompson, with echoes of Johnny Cash and June Carter. Both poets and travellers at heart, A Different Thread’s new record deals with love, loss, reunion, reckoning, and the call of the open road.
For this show, they are joined by Mike Seal on double bass, and the folk duo: Chris Elliott and Caitlin Jones, on backing vocals, flutes, and fiddle.

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07 10


8:00 pm



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