Highly rated Scottish Americana duo Jellyman’s Daughter are back in the isles for an intimate show in Lerwick on Friday 14 February.
Harmony-singing instrumentalists Emily Kelly and Graham Coe previously charmed local audiences in Lerwick and Sandwick on a visit to Shetland with The Stray Birds.
Now they’re back for their own headline date at The String on Commercial Street in support of their acclaimed 2018 album Dead Reckoning, along with a freshly-minted EP of new material.
The show is being put on by non-profit community group Ragged Wood, with ticket proceeds going directly to the musicians – including the support act, talented up-and-coming local singer Scott Moncrieff.
The Jellyman’s Daughter, who took their name from Emily’s father (nicknamed The Jellyman), offer a sound described as landing “squarely in the middle of an intriguing crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and soul, managing at the same time to sound not a whole lot like any of those genres”.
Emily and Graham – fresh from a lengthy stint gigging down under as part of Australia’s 2020 Year of Scotland – write their songs together focusing on doing something new, mixing their intimate vocal harmonies with wild and visceral cello, driving guitar and sweet mandolin.
Tickets have been selling briskly ahead of the show and Neil Riddell of Ragged Wood said he anticipated another night of “high class roots music in cosy surrounds”.
Tickets available via The Little Box Office.
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