Thursday, 22 November 2018
I played New Gods by Withered Hand over the weekend for the first time in ages.I'd forgotten what an absolutely brilliant album it is.
Withered Hand is the stage name of Dan Willson from London but now based in Edinburgh.
He had an interesting background in that he grew up as Jehovah's Witness and did not begin his musical career until his wife bought him an acoustic guitar for his 30th birthday.
He was a member of the Fence Collective and has performed with Neil Pennycock of Mersault and Eugene Kelly who appears on the album.
I saw him a couple of years back at Celtic Connections alongside James Yorkson and Pictish Trail.
New Gods is his second album following on from 2009's Good News. I was surprised that is from as far back as 2014. A follow up would be most welcome,
Withered Hand - Black Tambourine
Withered Hand - New Gods