English/American duo A Different Thread is the collaboration between Robert Jackson (of Lichfield, UK) and Alicia Best (of Durham, NC, USA). The two travelling songwriters met on the streets of Galway, Ireland, in 2016 and have been touring the UK, US, Europe and beyond ever since. Their original songs are inspired by the music that has crisscrossed the Atlantic over the generations, in true folk fashion. Weaving together elements of blues, folk, country and bluegrass their tight vocal harmonies harken back to ages past while their songs tell stories of love, loss, and the call of the road. Described by Folk Radio UK as “a strong, independent new sound” this versatile duo delivers a blend of Beatlesque Folk Rock meets Gillian Welch dark Country.