Crooked Weather – ‘Long Garden’

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Crooked Weather’s haunting melodies, ethereal and gorgeous, reminiscent of Bob Dylan’s early work, leave a lasting impression on the listener.

Based in Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England, Crooked Weather play earthy, unruly and original folk songs. With Will Bladen and Holly Blackshaw both taking vocals and guitar, and John Cox on Bass, Roy Lyon on Harmonica, and Sam Kitchen on Violin, their sound is one of carefully crafted lyrics, delivered expertly by Holly and Will.

“Crooked Weather come from the same fertile ground which gave the world David Crosby’s immortal ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name’. They are indie meets World music meets traditional British folk. Think a contemporary Incredible String Band with a 21st century mindset.” – Sid Griffin, The Coal Porters/Bob Dylan Biographer

‘Long Garden’, due out on 16 October, with its imagery of escape, adventure, companionship and inner searching – but told from a different heart – is a polished and yet immensely listenable album.

Crooked Weather will be performing at the following venues:

15/10/15 – Spiritual Caipirinha Bar, London, England
18/10/15 – Cult Café, Ipswitch, England
25/10/15 – John Peel Day (King William IV pub) Cottingham, England
20/03/2016 – Sawmill Café, Leigh, New Zealand

You can find Crooked Weather online on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and Bandcamp. ‘Long Garden’, as well as their other music, is available from Crooked Weather’s Bandcamp site.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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