MEGSON, one of the UK’s most feted folk roots duos, release their first album of totally original songs in an ever impressive 12-year career. Nominated three times for Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and winners of Best Duo and Best Original Song in the Spiral Awards, MEGSON are never predictable, shifting effortlessly between grittiness and sensitivity. Aside from their exquisite vocals and harmonies, Debbie plays her trademark accordion and Stu switches between mandolin, octave mandola, banjo, guitars and fiddle. Completing the picture are two fine guest musicians – double bass supremo John Parker (NIZLOPI) and Patrick Duffin on percussion. As THE GUARDIAN says of the duo “MEGSON are one of folk’s hottest properties”.
Distinctive, inventive and charismatic, the pair’s eighth studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN is a musical barometer of today’s Britain. Triggered by fans’ demands to hear more of the duo’s self-penned songs, the 10-track release is the first since 2014’s acclaimed In a Box and the culmination of 12 years studying songwriting of the folk tradition. Covering topics from the broken rungs of the property ladder (Generation Rent) to ‘love over the ledgers’ in The Bookkeeper and life in the 19th century pit yards of their native Teesside (Rap ‘er Te Bank) , it melds tough, “tell it how it is” songs with hints of hope, light at the end of the tunnel and undefeated human spirit.
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