LETITIA VANSANT: Baltimore’s Letitia VanSant first came to prominence in 2017 when she won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Song-writing competition – an honour previously granted to many who went on to become big names, such as Lucinda Williams and Nanci Griffith.
Since releasing her debut album in Europe, the powerfully impressive singer-song-writer has won a legion of new fans…and many glowing reviews.
Writing at AmericanaUK, Paul Kerr said she was “wonderful – a great songwriter with a glorious voice,” and at Folk Radio UK, writer Mike Davies delivered more praise, calling her “terrific,” while respected music writer Marc Higgins described the album as “captivating,” and awarding it a top 5-star rating, added: “The song-writing is sparkling and she has a stop-the-traffic voice.”
Here, she makes her UK debut in duo format with her band’s munti-talented David McKindley-Ward, a long-standing collaborator, who also doubles up on vocal harmonies.
These shows will be opened by the outstanding Scots-born and long-time Canadian singer-songwriter David Leask whose last CD made a big impact when it was released on this side of the Atlantic. Maverick magazine told readers: “The songs are superbly crafted.”