23 Feb 2010

6 Music: Boston Folk! Caroline Herring and Kris Delmhorst

Every week TOW is lucky enough to pick two songs for Tom Robinson's brilliant BBC 6 Music show, the spot goes out every Monday morning at around 2:30am.

This week it's all about the Boston folk scene. Both these artists are on a sterling label called Signature Sounds, which celebrates the best of the 'heart of New England singer/songwriters.'

Caroline Herring is originally from Mississippi and her slight Southern twang takes her music into the country-folk sphere, whereas Kris Delmhorst hits a darker, more sombre note.

Here are two videos TOW found on youtube, the one of Kris doing Blue Adeline live we think we prefer to the version on the album! 

Pick 1: Caroline Herring - Tales of the Islander

Pick 2: Kris Delmhorst - Blue Adeline