Show of Hands weave a touch of Folk, a hint of Blues and a pinch of Country into their new studio album released in October.
Born out of a love of both English and North American acoustic and roots music, Wake the Union takes a journey through the heart of two landscapes united by a common tongue and musical heritage. Produced by Mark Tucker, the 15 tracks feature themes and styles that alternate between the two countries.
Guest musicians include Martin Simpson, Seth Lakeman, BJ Cole, Andy Cutting, Bellowhead’s Paul Sartin, Cormac Byrne and Canadian Leonard Podolak, and as ever Miranda Sykes adds her wonderful double bass and vocals.
The landmark new release sees the band returning to their musical folk roots.
‘Immaculately packaged, beautifully produced, finely recorded' and ‘a thoughtful album of warm shades and lower temperature that sounds surprisingly…well…folkie’ - Colin Irwin, fRoots
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Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music - England's finest and most popular roots duo and something of a "people's band".
"Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act"The Independent
Nominated for Best Album 2016BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards