New Roots presents… fRoots Album Of The Year Editors Choice winners and Folk By The Oak stars Alden Patterson & Dashwood.

Alden Patterson & Dashwood – FRoots Album of the Year Winners 2016, Editor’s Choice.

“When we saw this Folk / Americana trio live we were completely captivated, and knew we had to bring them to Folk by the Oak and share them with our audience” Adam Slough – Folk By The Oak Festival Director

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, all the while maintaining a thoroughly contemporary cutting edge. Their debut album, Call Me Home, was fRoots 2016 Album of the Year Editor’s Choice – the album is a joy to behold, as was their debut performance at the prestigious Folk by the Oak Festival in the summer of 2018. No museum pieces, A P & D feel equally at home alongside the likes of Fleet Foxes and Old Crow Medicine Show as they do the stalwarts of US & UK trad folk. The trio features members of much respected Norwich folk bands Murphy’s Lore, Woodland Creatures and Dumbfoundus.


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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