Former duo member and gifted singer songwriter strikes out solo with an album showcasing his sensitive and sometimes quirky songwriting.
Gifted singer songwriter Gren Bartley carved himself a name in a duo with former BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards nominee Tom Kitching, with Maverick magazine describing them as "an excellent twinning of two outstanding rising talents." Gren Bartley is now striking out solo, tapping into his rich and prolific song writing reserves and effortlessly bridging the Atlantic divide with an acoustic spectrum ranging from English folk to moody American blues.
Bartley says 'Songs to Scythe Back the Overgrown' is the result of an inexplicable dream he had whilst running a temperature, when he visualised the fully formed CD from packaging to tracks ? even those he hadn't yet written!
The 13-track album is entirely Bartley originals bar his perfectly-judged take on Joni Mitchell's The Last Time I Saw Richard. A significant showcase for his sensitive and sometimes quirky song writing, the genre-hopping album demonstrates Bartley's strong, maturing voice alongside his acclaimed acoustic finger-picking guitar and banjo playing with some ebow and harmonica thrown in for good measure.
His skilled guitar playing is heard to full effect in the instrumental number Can't finish what I started whilst his slide guitar prowess comes into its own in the bluesy Slow Train and slinky Four in the Morning.
With clear, driving rhythms and poetic lyrics it shapes a myriad musical landscape of people and places and opens a fresh chapter in Bartley's career.
Featuring Katriona Gilmore and Andy Whittle.
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|1||LEAVING OUR MARK||-|
|2||MY TIME IS NEARLY OVER||-|
|3||KINGS AND QUEENS||-|
|4||START UP AGAIN||-|
|5||CAN'T FINISH WHAT I STARTED||-|
|7||VICTIMS OF TIME||-|
|9||FOUR IN THE MORNING||-|
|11||THE LAST TIME I SAW RICHARD||-|
|13||TO THE COAST||-|