annA and Sally Barker already collaborate in the trio IOTA and The Sandy Denny Project but decided 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, football, sea nymphs and imagery from fact and fiction. There is a nakedness coupled with a simplicity that is refreshingly honest.
Sally and Anna met through their mutual friends Fairport Convention with whom both have guested and supported on Fairport’s Wintour (at different times).
Sally Barker (vocal, guitar & percussion) sang to millions as Tom Jones’ finalist on The Voice UK but the singer-songwriter has entertained for years as a member of revered fem-folk group The Poozies, in the re-formed Fotheringay and as a solo artist supporting Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Richard Thompson (and many more). Sally Barker brings any song gloriously to life and also works (at different times) with Americans Vicki Genfan and Brooks Williams and occasionally with Sarah Allen of Flook.