A Window to Other Ways, the new album from Marry Waterson and Emily Barker, was released recently to a host of excellent reviews. I took some photographs last year of them recording the new songs for the album at their studios in Stroud. I was really looking forward to hearing the final album and also seeing them perform it live with other musicians who played on the record including Rob Pemberton (drums) and Lukas Drinkwater (multi-instrumentalist and producer of the album).
So, I went along to one of their album launches today at Rough Trade records in Bristol and took some pictures.
The album is a real mixture of styles but at its essence is a strong sense of folk music, which is not surprising as Marry comes from a solid family lineage in the genre.
I managed to bob about in the audience to get a couple of angles to shoot some double exposures on the Fuji XT3.
When local celebrity gig-goer Big Jeff shows up at a show, you know you’re in the hot spot. It’s the first time I’ve seen him sketching though cos he’s normally shaking his head and bopping at the front of the crowd.
Marry and Emily signed some merchandise at the end of the show before heading off to another album launch show in Oxford………
…… but not before Jeff got to show off his handywork.