- December 7, 2015
For our track of the week, we’ve selected Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman’s song ‘The Ballad of Andy Jacobs’, taken from their 2012 album ‘Hidden People’. The evocative song is inspired by Kathryn’s childhood memories of the coal miner’s strike in South Yorkshire during the 80’s.
The tracks on ‘Hidden People’ range from Kathryn’s haunting lead vocals, to rousing a cappella harmony, mellow and heart-rending piano ballads, foot-tapping rockabilly beats, tunes with a world-music tinge and full-on folk-rock. Yet the core of the album is good old-fashioned story-telling.