Sara Grey and her son, Kieron Means, play American music, as distinct from Americana - theirs is the real deal. Old-time ballads, cowboy songs and Primitive Methodist hymns are all grist to their individual mill. Sara's unique frailing banjo style and Kieron's blues-inflected guitar are in perfect harmony and this, instinctive, family symbiosis is what sets them apart. Passionate and heartfelt vocals are the icing on the cake.
Sara's first solo recording with the Folk Legacy label is now available from The Smithsonian. Doesn't get more authentic than that.
This evening concert at All Hallows Church, Whitchurch, marks the launch of her latest album, recorded with her son, Kieron. Better Days A Comin is released on Wild Goose Records. The event is being produced by Wild Goose Records and the Whitchurch Folk Club.
"This year marks a significant milestone in the career of the seemingly ageless Sara Grey. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of her arrival on these shores, initially to tour, then to collect songs in the Outer Hebrides, and finally to live for most of the following 46 years. For over four years now she's been back in her native USA, but she still finds plenty of opportunities to return to these islands and re-establish her status as one of the UK's best-loved American performers. This year she's touring and recording once again with her son, the prodigiously talented Kieron Means, in a duo which seems to go from strength to strength." - Brian Peters, Living Tradition