Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
steeped in the english tradition, a stunning debut album from husband-&-wife lynchpins of the uk's burgeoning folk-acoustic revival.
the tracks on 'hidden people' range from kathryn's haunting lead vocals, to rousing a cappella harmony, mellow & heart-rending piano ballads, foot-tapping rockabilly beats, tunes with a world-music tinge & full-on folk-rock. yet the core of the album is good old-fashioned story-telling. features contributions from sean's famous brother seth lakeman, irish singer cara dillon, levellers' lead singer mark chadwick, veteran folk troubadour dave burland, singer-songwriter jim moray & more. "excellent songwriters, specialising in brooding horror stories of the supernatural, & in tragedy" 4/5 - guardian.