The folk/Americana duo, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage have announced their new album, Ink of the Rosy Morning which is scheduled for release on 1 April 2022
Following the success of Before the Sun (2016) and Awake (2018), both produced by David Travers-Smith in Toronto, the duo opted for an altogether different approach for their new record. They hired a quiet old schoolhouse by the sea, sat in the dining room, lit the fire, opened a bottle of wine, set up a few mics and played. Nothing pre-arranged. No big ideas. No pre-production. No thought of releasing anything from it. Nobody else around. Simply playing the songs they’ve known for years; savouring all the energy and emotion they carry.
Since emerging in 2016, Hannah & Ben have been defying all conventions of style, genre and compartmentalisation. A touch of ‘Americana’, yet quintessentially English. Traditional, yet contemporary, with their individual writing style. Playful and instinctive, they make music with such panache and natural chemistry it makes perfect sense.
Their intimate, pin-drop single microphone live show has captivated audiences across the UK, US, Canada & Asia, sharing the stage with the likes of Sarah Jarosz, Martin Simpson, Seth Lakeman and Gretchen Peters.
★★★★★ Songlines – read full review“The sound is beautiful, close-miked, live. The intimacy is breath-taking”
★★★★★ The Arts Desk – read full review
“Beautifully unadorned and empatic meeting of folkie minds”
“Warm, unassuming and endearingly wistful.”
★★★★ Spiral Earth – read full review
“This is their most immediate, beguiling and, dare I say it, finest work yet.”
Folk Radio – read full review
“Peerless and faultless… a pure joy to listen to.”
At The Barrier – read full review
“Timeless, and played as if there is no barrier between heart and instrument,
Ink of the Rosy Morning articulates the fire-lit, liminal enchantment of folk music.”
From The Margins – read full review
Upcoming Tour Dates
No shows booked at the moment.