MARRY WATERSON AND DAVID A JAYCOCK

Moseley Folk 2017 - Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock

Marry Waterson is a singer, song writer and visual artist who made her recording debut back in 1977 as a guest on her mother Lal and aunt Norma Waterson’s album A True Hearted Girl. In 1988 the three formed an occasional singing partnership with Marry’s cousin Eliza Carthy, and throughout the nineties and noughties Marry collaborated on Waterson-Carthy recordings while also performing around the country with her family members.

In 2011 Waterson signed to One Little Indian Records and released her first record as a duo with her brother Oliver Knight. Eliza Carthy, James Yorkston and Kathryn Williams all contributed to the album, The Days That Shaped Me, and the Guardian called it “a lovely low-key affair” that slips “engagingly between the austere and the magical”. It was nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and followed the next year by Hidden, which All Music called “more extroverted, musically diverse, and ambitious… real deepening in a highly individual sound”.

After working with Richard Hawley and Jarvis Cocker in 2013, Marry joined forces with David A Jaycock in 2015 for Two Wolves, a record produced by Neill MacColl and featuring Kate St John and Kami Thompson. Steeped in tradition, the album achieved incredible acclaim: The Guardian called it Marry’s “finest album to date”; fRoots said “Two Wolves is more than two fine English folk dynasties meeting. This is proper song brainfood”; and Q magazine described it as “A gorgeously simple and direct record…holds up a light to the blackest of winter nights”.