Harbottle & Jonas
Devon based duo Harbottle & Jonas (Dave and Freya) are partners in life as well as music, combining their love of the rich stories and music of traditional folk with their own original and contemporary interpretations. They have developed a signature sound, blending concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and cittern with their beautiful and closely intertwined vocal harmonies.
Harbottle & Jonas are one of the most exciting prospects on the folk circuit today, combining a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting. Currently touring with their fourth album, The Sea Is My Brother, Dave Harbottle and Freya Jonas are often joined as a trio by fiddle player Annie Baylis who weaves a third close vocal harmony and her sensitive playing through the duo’s compelling live signature sound. Subject matter covers the political and historical as well as the more personal and their live shows are full of stories as well as songs.
“Awash with strong songs and excellent musicianship.” Folk Radio UK
“Full of songs and tales yearning to be heard on the road… An alchemy of harmonising voices creating real, deeply felt moments of euphoria ….and poignant sadnesses.” From The Margins
Harbottle & Jonas are currently recording a new album which will be released in Spring 2021. Watch this space.
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‘Definitely one of the best folk acts I’ve heard in a long while‘ – Music News
‘I would stake money on a bright future for Harbottle & Jonas’ – Folkwords
‘Stunning songwriting and heart-rending arrangements 9/10’ – Americana UK