BETTY & THE BOY: With two acclaimed albums released on this side of the Atlantic, remarkable five-piece, Betty & The Boy have made a huge impact. Stateside, the same thing had been happening after they carried off the “Best Band” title in their home State of Oregon.

This will be the American stringband’s long-awaited UK & Ireland tour. Reviewers have showered them with praise.

FolkRadioUK was first to get excited, Simon Holland saying: “Betty And The Boy emerge like a precious treasure that has somehow gained in lustre and significance, something very special indeed.”

“Incredibly talented, highly original and pretty much unique,” exclaimed Mike Morrison at AmericanRootsUK, while top writer Jeremy Searle told readers of Maverick magazine the album was “just excellent”.

The UK’s fRoots magazine said they were “a tight acoustic band – technically flawless,” while AmericanaUK welcomed their “baroque folk/pop.”