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Label: Yellowroom Music
Bio: The unique sound of Doghouse Roses lies in the threads that connect British folk music and Americana. Their latest album, “This Broken Key”, Released in November 2010, was supported by the Scottish Arts Council, and demonstrates the stark beauty of acoustic minimalism with the richness of a rhy...See Full Bio
“Guitarist Paul Tasker and singer Iona Macdonald claim they formed Doghouse Roses “after one too many nights drinking red wine and listening to Pentangle, Fairport Convention and Gillian Welch records”. The truth of this is obvious on their second album, which adds further textures to the string arrangements scattered across their debut. Macdonald has been dogged by comparisons to Sandy Denny (but there are worse names to be called), and here her wonderfully expressive voice is the perfect counterpart to Tasker’s intricate finger-picking. Even within the expanded band line-up, this is a two-person show, and the impression is that a few years of near-constant touring have fashioned Tasker and Macdonald into a completely balanced unit. The folk-rock sound of the early 1970s is still the main reference point, but the blues of opener Atonement, the wonderful Americana vocal harmonies of Blue Moon On The Mountain, and the Bert Jansch colourings on The Highwayman, offer other musical ro”