Pete Roe will be play a number of summer festival, following the release of his debut album, 'Our Beloved Bubble'. Members of Hot Feet will accompany Pete, which includes a Glastonbury show. Pete is a highly respected musician, both by his peers in the London Folk scene (Laura Marling as a band member, Mumford & Sons, Ethan Johns) and US artists such as Ryan Adams. Whilst his guitar style owes much to British folk guitarists of the 1960's such as Bert Jansch and John Martyn, his songwriting owes more to American songwriters such as Paul Simon, Neil Young and indeed Ryan Adams- whom he cites as an influence and now a fan.
'Our Beloved Bubble' was soft released on Monday 6th May and features the full versions of recent double A-side taster 'Midnight:Mystery'. The remainder of the album covers a broad range of themes, all highly evocative offerings which trawl Pete's encounters, ruminations, pub studies, love and friendships; at times in awe, at times angry, and all set against rich, sometimes delicate musical backdrops. Accompanied by other transatlantic musical nomads Ross Holmes and Matt Menefee hailing from Nashville, the album's final touches came from acclaimed producer Ethan Johns.
Sun Jun 02 Hay Festival, Sky Arts Den, Hay on Wye
Sun Jun 23 Insider Festival, Aviemore, SL
Sun Jun 30 Glastonbury Music Festival, Pilton
Sat Jul 20 Hebridean Celtic Festival, Stornoway, SL
Sun Sep 01 Smugglers Festival, Somewhere near Deal
'Our Beloved Bubble' will be released on Monday 6th May 2013
'Midnight:Mystery' is available from Pete's site as a free download from Monday 8th April 2013
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.