Ernest John Moeran was born in London but grew up in Norfolk and had strong ties with Ireland. While still a student at the Royal College of Music he was inspired by a performance of Vaughan Williams’s Norfolk Rhapsody that seemed “to breathe the very spirit of the English countryside”, and was soon collecting folksongs for himself. Moeran’s transcriptions were taken from English and Irish traditional singers with both rural and seafaring backgrounds, rescuing music and words both entertainingly earthy and sublimely beautiful which would otherwise have died with the artists who performed them.
The second album of the just 20-year-old Marcus King and his band. A total of 13 songs by Marcus King and his fellow musicians, drummer and percussionist Jack Ryan, bassist Stephen Campbell, keyboardist and organist Matt Jennings, saxophonist Dean Mitchell, and trombonist Justin Johnson for 'The Marcus King Band'. Marcus plays the guitars, from acoustic and electric to pedal and lap steel guitar. Have a listen to his soulful singing. The result is an extraordinary blend of blues, rock, soul, country and Americana. Special guests: Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, who is also the producer of the CD.