In July last year Rachel Newton (The Shee, The Emily Portman Trio) released her solo debut The Shadow Side. The album, which featured both traditional English and Gaelic song (along with a surprise in the middle) also had support from Kris Drever on vocals, guitar and mandolin, and Mattie Foulds on percussion. The album received great reviews (including our own here by Neil).
In amongst the track listing was one song which brought a smile to my face as it stood out pretty much on its own. It was I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry, a song by Hank Williams…although you won’t have ever heard it performed like this before! It’s clearly a favourite of Rachel’s (as it is one of mine) and she has now released an official video for it which you can watch below: