Cahalen Morrison and Eli West
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When Cahalen Morrison & Eli West released their stunning debut album, The Holy Coming of The Storm it met with instantaneous reaction on both sides of the Atlantic.
Bob Harris invited them to record a session for his BBC Radio 2 show, saying their music was “quite extraordinary”, and Mary Ann Kennedy recorded a studio session for BBC Radio 3’s World on 3 as well.
They created such an impact during their first ever UK tour in 2011 that Celtic Connections gave them a show of their own in Glasgow and they then appeared at just about every major outdoor event in 2012.
When The Saturday Review section of The Times asked Chris Wood to choose his Six of The Best Folk Acts, he included Cahalen and Eli, saying they were “passionate, committed, accomplished, searching and sailing in the sea of their own inheritance”.
The duo are back on this side of the Atlantic promoting their stunning new album, Our Lady of The Tall Trees which once more has attracted much praise and ended up at the Number 3 slot on the Americana UK Top Ten releases of 2012 list.
This is what others have had to say:
“Beautiful rootsy Americana” – Time Out
"Music that the world needs!" - Tim O'Brien
"Quite extraordinary" - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“Really, really terrific” – Mike Harding BBC Radio 2
"Thrilling" - The List
“A major new talent” – Maverick magazine
“Outstanding” – fRoots magazine
"Brilliant" - Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales