SKIP GORMAN was International Headline artist at Newstead 2019 and rightfully so. A prodigy of Bill Monroe, Gorman was inspired in his early life by live shows from Maybelle Carter Eck Robertson at Newport Folk Festival. Gorman’s albums are chart topping and he is one of the most respected Cowboy Song singers in the world.
Above the Bit is Luke Watt and Nigel Wearne’s collaboration: a historical based songwriting project turned into a full length album produced by Matt Walker at Stovepipe Records. The record features backing vocals from host Mandy Connell, and a raft of fabulous musicians including Corinn Strating (Flute), Danny McKenna, (Drums) Steve Hadley (Bass).
Well Into Winter (WOW) is Alex Cameron, participating at Newstead Live 2019 as a member of band The Northern Folk. Connell talks to WOW about songs, performing in a big band and
the shape of this new project. Songs- Gentle Hearts’ and ‘That Same Lie’ by Well Into Winter.