The Jennifer Crook Trio are coming to Schtumm.. on Friday 31st October to celebrate the release of Crook’s new album, ‘Carnforth Station’.
With accompaniment from the outstandingly talented musicians Mike Cosgrave and Beth Porter, the Carnforth Station tour is already proving to be as exciting and touching as the journeys depicted in the album.
Listen to The Net – with over 10,000 plays on Soundcloud it’s proving to be on of the album’s favourites.
This is the one and only time that the Jennifer Crook Trio will be playing the album in its entirety on the tour. The Trio will have support from special guest Kevin Brown (lap steel, Weissenborn) and the sound will be mixed in the more than capable hands of Stephen W. Tayler who has just wound up his stint working with Kate Bush on her sell-out shows.
Jennifer’s beautiful voice conjures up dreamy images and provokes genuine emotional responses with the stories of heartache, joy, loss and hope. She has earned a reputation as an outstanding harp player, singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist.
‘Carnforth Station’ was recorded and mixed at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Box following a “very impressive” (Pledge Music) crowd-funding campaign. Produced by Stephen W Tayler (Kate Bush, Suzanne Vega, Stevie Nicks), the record features Jennifer’s live trio: cellist Beth Porter (Eliza Carthy Band, Newton Faulkner) and guitarist/accordionist, Mike Cosgrave (Jackie Oates, Jackie Leven), with special guests Kevin Brown and Miranda Sykes from Show of Hands.
Reviews for Carnforth Station:
“This is a superb record. Great playing, great songs. Win, win!”
To read the full review, go to http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2014/09/jennifer-crook-carnforth-station/
“Crook’s beautiful voice is immediately heard at it’s soaring, aching best on the opening brace of tunes:…songs of rediscovery and of missed opportunities, they capture the expressive quality of Crook’s vocals, her deft harp playing, and the understated excellence of the other members of her travelling trio: Beth Porter cello, fiddle, harmonies) and Mike Cosgrave (guitar, accordion, harmonies).”
“Singer songwriter and harpist Jennifer Crook is on fine form. A quality record that showcases her talents and allows her voice to shine.”
Roots and Fusion
“Heart-wrenchingly gorgeous music…just go buy the album.”
Johnny Coppin BBC Radio Gloucestershire
“It’s a wonderful album.”
Trevor Dann (BBC Music Producer)
“Warm, organic, real…great songs and terrific musicianship. I love it – one of my fave albums already.”
Len Holton (From Albion and Beyond)
“An album of great beauty incorporating trad Irish, bluegrass and alt country/Americana rootsy melodies married to thoughtful lyrics…superb!”
“Carnforth Station is, without any shadow of a doubt, Jennifer’s finest work to date.”
“A great singer, great harp player…beautiful stuff.”
“I have no idea why this girl isn’t absolutely huge ‘cos she writes so many great songs.”