Saturday, March 8, 2014

Finally Meeting This is the Kit.



I was somewhat late in finding about This is the Kit, a folk project of Kate Stables, originally from Bristol and now based in Paris. We have so little exposure to British folk in the U.S., particularly on the west coast, as European artists are more likely to visit New York than, say, California, and it's really only possible from our end because the internet and sites like Bandcamp exist. Which is a shame, as I'm learning more and more often that England has a lot of fantastic folk artists to offer.

Stables' project has a giant appeal for anyone who might be into artists like Vashti Bunyan or David Thomas Broughton, and her own interviews have led me to artists within her own collective, Rozi Plain and Rachel Dadd. A new sampler EP has been released prior to the start of her little European tour, and this is it:


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