Featured Artist: David Harbottle & Freya Jonas

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Featured Artist: David Harbottle & Freya Jonas

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Our first featured artists are David Harbottle & Freya Jonas, a folk duo based in wonderful Totnes. They paint pictures with their words and share stories of folk old and new. They are  hardworking songsmiths that place an emphasis on musical independence, originality and breathe new life into Traditional English Folk songs.

The duo have gigged extensively in Ireland, Italy and have appeared on Irish and Italian Radio & Television respectively. They are often accompanied by the ‘Friendly Cats’ who bolster the duo’s folky sound with the addition of Mandolin, Cello & Banjo. Following on from the e.p releases of ‘Strangers’, ‘Ferrara Girl’ and most recently ‘Dawn Breaks’ they  are currently in the process of recording their debut album ‘Cutthorpe Hill’.

We are really thrilled to have them on board, and have been chatting with David to find out when we can hear more songs. Check out their video above for the song ‘Ramble’ to get an idea of their sound.

‘Really upbeat and kinda a lot of fun. Another talented Totnes band.’ – BBC  Introducing Devon

‘Just to demonstrate the versatility of this guy – I still can’t quite believe how good they are’ – FolkRise

‘Your music is great. The harmonies in “When We Wake in the Morning” are spot on and you can’t go wrong with the banjo. I really like your flavor, it’s very Sufjan Stevens with a little Belle and Sebastian.’ – RumbleFish

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