Redwood Mountain is a brand new duo featuring Dean Owens and traditional fiddle player Amy Geddes.
Redwood Mountain perform transatlantic folk songs. Most of them are built around the lyrics of the classic folk songs featured in The Book Of American Folk Songs by legendary archivist Alan Lomax. Reimagined with new melodies, Redwood Mountain breathe new life into these wonderful old songs.
Add in a few Owens originals and some other transatlantic classics, stripped back to just vocals, guitar and fiddle and you’ll find a heady brew – a pure and organic blend of the old with the new.
Redwood Mountain’s debut performance – Transatlantic Crossings – was at Edinburgh’s Tradfest on 27 Apr
“…a dazzling debut… A recipe for success? Damn right it is…” Radio Summerhall
Dean and Amy have been working together for 3 years since a chance musical meeting threw them together at the legendary Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh. Amy has since become a core member of Dean’s Whisky Hearts Band. Redwood Mountain evolved through their mutual love of old folk songs with a transatlantic flavour.
Have a listen to a selection of tracks from the album here (on Soundcloud).
Featured Album of the Week – Iain Anderson Show (BBC Radio Scotland)
★★★★★ “in their hands this music comes to joyous life” – Southside Advertiser
★★★★ “a little gem of an album and it’s out now” – Music Riot
Fri 21 July – Catstrand, New Galloway
Sat 29 July – Southern Fried Festival, Perth
Thu 28 Sep – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow
Travelling Folk with Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland (May 2017)
Amy Geddes plays fiddle, viola and sings. As well as being a talented live performer, she writes & records music and trains teachers across Scotland how to deliver creative music classes in school.
As well as live performances Redwood Mountain offer workshops aimed at demystifying writing and arranging songs/setting poems or words to music. Suitable for people with a pen, voice, guitar or fiddle and creative urges!