In the quiet of early morning, with Tilly sprawled sleepily beside me, roots music from America rests gently on the misty English hills...
Above: Bob Dylan's "Boots of Spanish Leather" performed by Mandolin Orange: Emily Franz & Andrew Marlin (from Chapel Hill, North Carolina). Their fifth album, Blindfaller, is due out this month and is getting great reviews.
Below: "Early Morning Light" performed in at McCabe's in Santa Monica last week by singer/songwriter Sarah Jarosz (from Austin, Texas). The song appears on her fine fourth album, Undercurrent (2016).
Above: Husband-and-wife duo Béla Fleck (from New York City) and Abigail Washburn (from Illinois) perform the melancholic but lovely old spiritual "And Am I Born to Die?" at the ocean's edge. It's from their first album together, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (2014).
Below: "Now You Know," a tender little song by Anaïs Mitchell (from Vermont). Mitchell has released five albums, including Child Ballads with Jefferson Hamer. "Now You Know" is from her last solo album, Xoa (2014).
And to end with, above: Mandolin Orange again, with "Waltz About Whiskey" from This Side of Jordan (2013).