Review by Mike Davies for – Harbottle & Jonas Live at Acoustic Roots
While their planned tour fell victim to CoVid 19, Live At Acoustic Roots, recorded in Wigan on March 7 this year and available for download from Bandcamp, offers welcome compensation, even if doesn’t feature the three-member line up that would have been out on the road at some of the gigs with fiddle player Annie Bayliss joining Devonian duo Dave and Freya. That would have been icing on the cake, but the cake itself is still baked to perfection and extremely tasty.
Live At Acoustic Roots is their seventh full-length album and their first live recording, further adding incontrovertible evidence that they are one of the finest folk duos in the country. They’ll be back out touring next (or maybe later this) year, you’d be foolish not to see them.