DEC 3rd - SNOWGOOSE 'Harmony Springs' + London Gig Nov 16th [Teenage Fanclub / 60s Folk / West Coast Pop]
SNOWGOOSE is Anna Sheard, Jim McCulloch, Raymond McGinley & Dave McGowan of Teenage Fanclub and Stuart Kidd
Originally a Vinyl-only release for Record Store Day 2012, demand has been such that CD and Download versions will be released worldwide - via Ba Da Bing Records in North America and Open Hearth for UK/Europe.
Following recent support slots for Mark Lanegan, Snowgoose play a rare London show:
Nov 16th – LONDON Barfly
To recap: Snowgoose are a band from Glasgow comprised of newcomer Anna Sheard on vocals and a selection of Scotland’s key musical players: Jim McCulloch, Raymond McGinley & Dave McGowan of Teenage Fanclub & Stuart Kidd.
The members of Snowgoose share a passion for 1960s British folk music and West Coast American sounds, and Jim McCulloch’s original songs reflect the earthiness of the former and the melodic playfulness of the latter. Despite only a handful of Snowgoose shows Anna Sheard has held audiences spellbound by the quality of her singing, drawing comparisons to Shirley Collins and Pentangle’s Jacqui McShee.
Jim McCulloch and Dave McGowan both have a history of making a lot of music with a lot of different people, both together and separately, including Teenage Fanclub, The Soup Dragons, Isobel Campbell, and Belle & Sebastian. As well as being an exquisitely tasteful guitarist, Jim is also a prolific songwriter, and amongst other places his songs have appeared on the Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan records, a project in which Dave was also involved. Dave is Glasgow’s go-to multi-instrumentalist. He can play just about anything. Jim and Dave were soon joined by Teenage Fanclub’s Raymond McGinley on production duties and guitar, then Stuart Kidd (The Wellgreen / Stevie Jackson) on drums.
Recorded at Raymond McGinley’s home studio in Pollokshields, Glasgow and Leeders Farm in Norfolk, Harmony Springs features a stellar cast of additional musicians, including John McCusker (uber-folkmeister) on fiddle, Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) on vocals, Dave McCluskey (Bluebells, McCluskey Bros) on hammer dulcimer and Peter Dombernowsky (Giant Sand) on percussion.