Salt House have been a mainstay of the folk scene for almost a decade.
New songs that sound as if they’ve always been here. Ancient ballads woken up. Poems given the melodies they’ve long deserved. Songs about place, politics, landscape and birds.
Their latest releases (Working for Zeus and Huam) – produced by Andy Bell and released on Hudson Records – have seen them solidify their reputation as fine interpreters of words both old and new.
The Salt House sound is carefully honed – melancholy viola entangled round rich vocals and double-guitar interplay. There’s a sense of place in their music – with the band based between the Scottish Highlands and Shetland. Taking their name from a dock in Ewan’s native Liverpool, Salt House draw on a wide range of influences from their varied backgrounds in folk, singer-songwriter and traditional music. Whether it’s on the festival stage or in an intimate theatre, the band share their songs with an empathy that has won them fans far and wide.
The band members are are…
Jenny Sturgeon (vocals, keys, guitar): Singer, guitarist and keys player Jenny has a PHD in seabird ecology. Described by R2 Magazine as “a singer-songwriter who brings together the old and new with a rare skill.” Her solo project ‘The Living Mountain’ based on the writing of Nan Shepherd was recently released to wide critical acclaim.
Ewan MacPherson (vocals, guitars): Ewan has brought his sound to a myriad of bands and projects in Scotland over the last 25 years since graduating from LIPA. His long awaited solo project ‘Hushman’ showcases his own songwriting and arranging with a host of guests.
Lauren MacColl (fiddle, viola, vocals): You can hear the Highlands in Lauren’s elegant bowing, honed while performing with the quartet RANT, Heal & Harrow and in her own right. Her latest solo work will be her 5th solo album to date.
Dates & Times
The Box @ The Met
£13 (inc fees)
Covid Safety at The Met
This will be a full-capacity event with a non-socially distanced audience; we will however still be utilising many Covid safety measures for your safety and the safety of our staff.
“Wonderful... a trio of exceptional talent.”Folk Radio UK
“Characterful new songs and settings, deftly woven.”The Scotsman
“An album of temporal beauty that touches the eternal.”Folking.com