Mary Ann Kennedy
Mary Ann Kennedy with a mix of sounds from across the globe, plus a studio session with Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara, who have taken their guitar and ritti duo to a new level with the extended tracks of their latest album 'Trance Sessions'.
Producer Roger Short
Juldeh is a virtuoso of the one-stringed fiddle, the ritti, having been taught in the Gambia by his father. His collaboration with Justin Adams dates from 2007, and was an instant success, winning a prize in the 2008 Radio 3 Awards for World Music. Justin Adams started out playing electric guitar in bands with bassist Jah Wobble and also singer Robert Plant, and has developed a guitar sound and style influenced equally by American blues and African traditions. They see their Trance Sessions as having 'an African sense of time and structure' - musical ideas which evolve slowly, unfettered by the time restrictions of the classic pop record format.