New Roots presents…. Alden Patterson & Dashwood + The Georgia Shackleton Trio

Taking inspiration from the twin pillars of American bluegrass and English folk, ALDEN, PATTERSON & DASHWOOD weave rich harmonies with fiddle, dobro and mandolin around a combination of finely crafted original compositions and traditional songs. The trio features members of much respected Norwich folk bands Murphy’s Lore, Woodland Creatures and Dumbfoundus.

‘It’s lovely stuff’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016

★★★★★ fRoots – ‘Might be the best debut CD of the year!’

★★★★ Songlines – ‘Obviously something of enormous promise’

★★★★ R2 – ‘Talented and poetic triumvirate’

Formed in 2015, THE GEORGIA SHACKLETON TRIO are an exciting new act touring The UK and Europe, playing a blend of Americana, contemporary bluegrass, folk and self-penned material instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions. Recently the band have performed main stage slots at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, and Folk East, as well as performing throughout Broadstairs Folk Week amongst others.

‘★★★★’ R2 magazine

‘Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured’ fRoots Magazine

‘Hugely talented’ Mike Harding

‘The combined forces of the trio deliver a stylish mix of material and influences with tremendous panache’ FATEA


New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves – for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

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