Burnside Album Details
Lowe, Jez & the Bad Pennies, Northern Echoes
" New ""live"" album by Jez Lowe, folk-celtic singer-songwriter from North-East England. The package features not only an audio CD recorded ""live"" at a concert in Gateshead on Tyne, UK in February 2008, but a bonus DVD of last year's much acclaimed ""Song For Geordie"" tour, which saw Jez and the band, plus special guests, present an evening of music from their native North-East England, augmented by archive footage and photographs. This new album, celebrating the people and music of a very special part of England, comes hot on the heels of Jez's recent nomination as ""Folksinger of the Year"" in the prestigious BBC Folk Awards, and his last CD Jack Common's Anthem nominated as album of the year in the US-based Indie-Acoustic Project awards. Having written some of the most widely-sung new folk songs of the last twenty years, recorded by the likes of Fairport Convention, Gordon Bok, the Tannahill Weavers, Cherish the Ladies, The Dubliners and scores more, Jez has chosen to delve deeply into his back catalogue of compositions for this new collection, revisiting many songs from his early albums, many of which have been unavailable for some time. "