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Roger's new album 'Quiet Town' is now available to download via Amazon & iTunes or a cd can be bought via his website http://www.rogertarry.net/shop.phpRead More...
Roger Tarry spins homespun tales of love, loss and longing, melding folk themes around a soft vocal delivery. The nod to influences such as Iron & Wine and Fairport Convention set him apart from the reams of identikit singer-songwriters, and his easy on-stage manner and effortless windswept charm make him one of the most popular performers around.
'Quiet Town' opens with the plaintive dustbowl ballad 'It's Not You', recorded live with long-time collaborator Caroline Martin, evoking memories of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings at their best. Tracks like 'Cropsy' and 'They Have Never' offer a much darker hinterland, accompanied by Lizz Lipscombe's (Richard Hawley) rich and atmospheric string soundtrack. The title track 'quiet town' strikes a more contemplative tone, and features the brass arrangements of Terry Edwards (Nick Cave; David Gray). Live favourite 'When Was' has finally been recorded, showcasing Roger's superb finger-picking technique. 'Blow' is a more traditional love story, but the interplay of guitar and accordian is unique, with a firm pace dictated by Ian Jennings (Big Town Playboys,Robert Plant; Jeff Beck) on double bass and Robert Brian (Siouxsie Sioux) providing drums.
Roger's first album "Last Time I Was There' received an enthusiastic response by all that heard them, with the plaintive 'Walk with Me' chosen to feature on the Warner Bros DVD of 'Dawson's Creek.' The album went on to pick up reviews in the UK national press and led to a place on Radio 1's 'In New Music We Trust' with supporting play from BBC and commercial radio stations in the regions...
A three year consecutive run at Bristol's Ashton Court Festival is just a small reflection of the level of respect and pleasure Roger generates, and his carefully-chosen melodies proved a hit when he was the guest on Keith James' recent 'Songs of Nick Drake' tour, with Drake's fans finding parallels in Roger's easy style and delivery, and his version of the Drake track 'From the Morning' appearing in the documentary film 'Fruit Tree.' ..
The debut album 'Last Time I Was There' is available across Europe via Pink Hedgehog Records (UK/Shellshock) and Dandyland Records (Germany/Cargo).