The Caravan Recordings I

A 9 track singer-songwriter album (28m 57s) — released May 11th 2018 on Son Canciones

"The Caravan Recordings I" by Great North is the first in a series of recordings offered by the Barcelona based label Son Canciones. Son Canciones turned an old caravan into the control room of a recording studio. They will look for unique places with unique acoustics, fill it with old microphones, park the caravan next to it and record their favorite artists accompanied by a duo of strings. First up is Great North, one of New Zealand's most acclaimed indie-folk bands. The album was recorded in an old mill in a little Belgian village in the early winter of 2017.

Great North, which is centred around husband-and-wife duo Hayden and Rachel Donnell, play folk music with a bit of Bruce Springsteen-inspired Americana thrown in. Over the last eight years, they've cemented themselves as one of New Zealand's hardest-working and most accomplished independent acts, playing gigs in bars, halls and tin sheds from Auckland to Okarito. They have also extensively toured around Europe. Between shows, they released four albums, two of which - Halves and Up In Smoke - won Folk Album of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards.

Great North's 'The Golden Age' is going to be my favourite album of the year. - Finn McLennan-Elliott Second Hand News

You need strong, durable songs to get you where you're going and luckily there's a bunch of them here - Nick Bollinger Radio NZ

***** Elegant lyrics speaking of love, hope, death and life in uncertain times delivered in arrangements that builds something quietly majestic out of their rustic, mostly acoustic, approach - Russell Baillie New Zealand Herald

Up In Smoke is a triumph. The production is generous and warm, the arrangements creative and brilliantly realised - Duncan Greive North & South

Folk Album of the Year 2012 & 2014 - New Zealand Music Awards

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