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A Different Thread


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    Potter's Field
  2. 2.
    On a Whim
  3. 3.
    The Prickly Bush
  4. 4.
    Hold Me Down
  5. 5.
    High Time
“Warm, deep singer-songwriters who have drank from the well of 20th century tradition” - Folk Radio UK
A Different Thread, is the collaboration between Robert Jackson from Lichfield, England, and Alicia Best from Durham, North Carolina, USA. Both traveling songwriters in their own right, they first met while busking in Galway, Ireland, back in 2016 and have been touring together ever since.
Best and Jackson have developed a compelling sound that embraces 70’s folk revival, country, and blues. Pulling from their respective roots, their blend of intimate, raw vocals with atmospheric instrumentation is reminiscent of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, while still offering catchy hooks in the style of folk-rock outfits like The Lumineers and The Cranberries.
The duo officially formed after winning Shrewsbury Folk Festival’s open-mic competition in 2017, then went on to land interviews and live sessions on both the BBC and NPR radio. Their song, Potter’s Field, reached the semi-finals in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2019 and through extensive touring, they have garnered a loyal following across the UK, Europe, the US and Central America.


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