The songs for folk singer Seth Lakeman’s new album, Ballad of the broken few, were recorded ‘live’ with an organic, acoustic vibe in the Great Hall of a Jacobean Manor House with legendary producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Ray LaMontagne, Laura Marling, The Staves and Crosby, Stills and Nash). Maybe its the location that brings out the rustic beauty of the track, or maybe its female trio Wildwood Kin who smother Lakeman’s voice in their frankly lovely harmonies that makes the track so appealing, but title track Ballad of the broken few seems to snuggle itself right there in your mind from the first listen.

Check out the accompanying video, filmed live in Torre Abbey, here

Seth is Embarking in a tour in support of the album, which drops on September 16th via Cooking Vinyl, with special guests Wildwood Kin. Full details below.

NOVEMBER

Tue 08 MANCHESTER RCNM
Wed 09 CHELTENHAM Town Hall
Thu 10 BRIDPORT Electric Palace
Fri 11 PORTSMOUTH New Theatre Royal
Sat 12 YEOVIL Octagon
Sun 13 KINGS LYNN Corn Exchange
Wed 30 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

DECEMBER

Thu 01 BRIGHTON St Georges Church
Fri 02 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall
Sat 03 NORTHAMPTON Derngate
Sun 04 OXFORD Town Hall
Tue 06 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic
Wed 07 GATESHEAD The Sage
Thu 08 CHESTERFIELD Winding Wheel
Fri 09 BRISTOL Colston Hall
Sat 10 ASHFORD St Mary’s Church
Sun 11 NORWICH Open
Tue 13 LONDON Union Chapel
Wed 14 GUILDFORD G Live
Thu 15 MALVERN Theatre
Fri 16 POOLE Lighthouse
Sat 17 EXETER Cathedral
Sun 18 WARWICK Arts Centre

www.sethlakeman.co.uk

“Ballad of The Broken Few” will be available as an instant-grat track when you pre-order the album from iTunes or the official store.