Salt House have been a mainstay of the folk scene for almost a decade. New songs that sound as if they’ve always been here. Ancient ballads woken up. Poems given the melodies they’ve long deserved. Songs about place, politics, landscape and birds.
Their latest releases (‘Working for Zeus’ and ‘Huam’) - produced by Andy Bell and released on Hudson Records - have seen them solidify their reputation as fine interpreters of words both old and new. Salt House are Jenny Sturgeon, Ewan MacPherson and Lauren MacColl.
The Salt House sound is carefully honed - melancholy viola entangled round rich vocals and double-guitar interplay. There’s a sense of place in their music - with the band based between the Scottish Highlands and Shetland. Taking their name from a dock in Ewan’s native Liverpool, Salt House draw on a wide range of influences from their varied backgrounds in folk, singer-songwriter and traditional music. Whether it’s on the festival stage or in an intimate theatre, the band share their songs with an empathy that has won them fans far and wide.