Here’s a treat for you. A double video delight. In this interview with Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman, they discuss the forthcoming record A Thousand Hearts. It catches the couple in relaxed mood in their new home, which they are in the process of renovating. Cara and Sam answer questions, explaining why there has been such a gap since Hill Of Thieves, while offering a few clues about the song choices and their own personal favourites from the new record. It packs a lot into five minutes and is well worth watching.
A Thousand Hearts will see release on 19th May and is another excellent set of songs from this supremely talented couple. As always with Cara and Sam, the song choices are carefully made and deeply felt, mixing traditional and newer compositions. One of the latter is Shawn Colvin’s Shotgun Down The Avalanche and you can watch a deliciously moody video for the song as well.
We’ll have a full review of the album to follow imminently and hope to bring you more on what may well prove to be one of the albums of the year, once the critics polls are done.
Shotgun Down the Avalanche
09 – THE MALTINGS, FARNHAM (trio)
15 – ARTRIX, BROMSGROVE (full band)
16 – WYCOMBE SWAN, HIGH WYCOMBE (full band)
17 – BLACKHEATH HALLS, LONDON (full band)
23 – BURNAVON, COOKSTWON (full band)
24 – ARDHOWEN THEATRE, ENNISKILLEN (full band)