John O’Regan Journalist & Broadcaster - fRoots, Living Tradition, LCCR.
British Folk Rock group Julie July Band has built a substantial reputation with reinterpretations and arrangements of the work of singer-songwriter Sandy Denny. Concert audiences and fellow performers have often asked whether the band performs material of their own. And now the answer is Yes. Inspired by Sandy’s work and the wider folk, rock and blues movements of the Sixties and Seventies, ‘Lady of the First Light’ is the band’s new album of self-penned originals. From dreamy acoustic folk songs to driving progressive folk-rock with passing references to psychedelia and country.