ASHBY DE-LA-ZOUCH with Sally Barker
March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Anna Ryder and Sally Barker met in the middle of a field in the village of Cropredy. They were introduced by bass player and friend of the stars, Fairport
Convention’s Dave Pegg on the occasion of their annual folk rock festival. Both Anna and Sally have mixed with the stars, Sally with supports to Tom Jones,
Robert Plant and Bob Dylan and Anna working with Fairport, Eddi Reader and Julianne Regan.
Sally and Anna collaborate in the trio IOTA and the Sandy Denny Project but decided also to record and tour as a duo. To that end they have released
“WHEN I WAKE UP” a record that explores themes of love, nature, Gannets on Alderney, football, sea nymphs, St Luke and imagery from fact and fiction.
There is a nakedness coupled with a simplicity that is refreshingly honest in these recordings.
“WHEN I WAKE UP” sounds old-fashioned in a good way and hosts a collection of words and musical shapes that paint personal colours with voices
that swirl and swoop in a wonderful interplay of expression. Anna and Sally’s songs bounce off each other like the bubbles a child blows as they bump then
foat calmly through the air until they gently pop.
Both Sally and Anna have guested with and supported Fairport Convention on their Wintour – annA in 1999 and Sally in 2017.