Welsh Artist of The Year nominee Lowri Evans is to release her new album ‘Corner of My Eye’ on November 4th. The album will be preceded on 14 October by the release of the record’s title track as the album’s first single, she had this to say:
“The single ‘Corner of my eye’ is about how we believe we have all the time in the world to live our lives – we’ll always be young and that we are in charge of our own destinies. But time catches up with us, we aren’t in control and precious things in our lives can be snatched away from us in an instant. I often catch a glimpse of my grandfather out of the corner of my eye. He died 16 years ago but lives very much in my heart. The smallest things can remind us, and for just a second, we believe we really did see them and that they aren’t lost to us”.
Watch the video for Corner of My Eye below:
Described as a ‘Major talent in any language’ Lowri, raised under the shadow of the mystical Carningli (Angel Mountain) in North Pembrokeshire is perhaps Wales’s best kept secret. Her striking voice is distinctive and powerful, capable of wide emotional range; her songs take their musical colours from a broad palette that includes folk, country, americana and blues, all beautifully knitted together through her innate musicality and heartfelt delivery.
From her first composition at the age of 7 Lowri has followed a musical path which has taken her from her Welsh language roots to studying a degree in Jazz and Pop music, living in Newcastle Upon Tyne to releasing albums in both English and her native Welsh languages. She has appeared at numerous Festivals which include Cambridge Folk Festival, The Green Man, Wychwood, Gate to Southwell Folk, SWN, Village Pump Folk and Celtic Connections, as well as support slots with artists such as Cara Dillon, Martin Simpson, John Renbourn, Jim Moray, Jez Lowe and Richie Havens.
The album was recorded and produced in various living rooms, bedrooms and sessions at Fflach studio in Cardigan West Wales by Lee Mason and Lowri Evans. Accordion player Andy Cutting and renowned acoustic and slide guitarist Martin Simpson, both BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Musician Winners feature, contributing to 6 songs on the album.
Autumn UK tour dates:
Saturday September 7th Seend Acoustic Festival
Sunday September 8th Swndeilo Festival, Llandeilo
Saturday September 21st Glooston Village Hall, Leicestershire
October 17-20th SWN Festival, Cardiff Saturday October 19th Live session on Radio Cardiff
Saturday October 19th Bloomsbury Festival, London
Saturday November 2nd Fishguard Autumn Festival
Friday November 22nd The Senses Festival, Llandeilo
Friday November 29th Rhos y Gilwen – supporting Martin Simpson
Corner of My Eye is released via Shimi Records on November 4th.