If Wishes Were Horses

Kris Drever

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Genre
Folk, Singer Songwriter
Label
Reveal Records
Released
March 25, 2016

Format: Compact Disc

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Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a brand new studio album If Wishes Were Horses, released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016, and a supporting tour. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music).

'If Wishes Were Horses' is a collection of semi-biographical songs covering the universal, and not so universal, themes of education, politics, sex, love, ennui, self-employment, social migration and Shetland. Drever's recent outpouring of songs stems from a move back to the Northern Isles, Shetland this time rather than his native Orkney and the discovery of new lyrical voices to describe his life, times and wild new surroundings.

Helping Kris realise the album are the renowned guitar genius Ian Carr, ace bassist Euan Burton and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott on drums and vocals.

Drever's voice and guitar is a part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.

"Kris Drever is a serious talent" - MOJO

"The folk revival has a new standard bearer" - Q

4 x winner Best Group with Lau - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 

'Best Newcomer 2007' - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 

'Completely infectious' 8232;BBC Music ***** 

'Utterly stunning' - fRoots

'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air' - Songlines

"Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity" - The Guardian ****

'Sets the standard for others to follow' - Folkradio.co.uk

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Key Value
Catalogue number REVEAL058CDX
Barcode 0713179439082
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 50g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 5mm x 126mm