What SFTOC says: Not a stranger to the live music scene, Lee Southall is a founding member of The Coral, so we guess you could say he knows his stuff. ‘Shade of Blue’ will be a hit for previous fans ready to take on his new sound that delves further into country than ever before, and he does it with such finesse.
What the band says: As a founder member of eclectic Liverpool band The Coral, he’s already enjoyed a career that spans seven albums; a Mercury Prize nomination and a Music Producers Guild Award for album of the year. His solo work hinges on finely crafted songwriting and virtuoso acoustic guitar. Folk, pop, blues and country thread their way through songs that take inspiration from the melodic intricacy of Bert Jansch and Davey Graham, through to the raw sparseness of Karen Dalton and Townes Van Zandt.