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Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

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Cathryn Craig is from Virginia and has built a strong reputation as both performer and songwriter.

She has sung with Chet Atkins, Shel Silverstein, The Righteous Brothers and Jorma Kaukonen.

Her great-grandfather Jacob Sowder was recorded by Cecil Sharp and is featured in Sharp’s book English Folk Songs From The Southern Appalachians.

Brian Willoughby is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar, with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs and also with Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown, Roger Whittaker, Bridget St.John, Jim Diamond and Monty Python.

Both Cathryn and Brian have accompanied Nanci Griffith.

Their “Alice’s Song” was an Aled Jones “Highlight of the Year” on BBC Radio 2. Cathryn was Simon Mayo's star guest on BBC Radio 2Day, live from Nashville. The Telegraph’s Martin Chilton named the duo as his “Folk Gig Pick” in 2015.

A promotional single of “These Old Stone Walls” and “Malahide Moon”, has earned worldwide radio airplay and heralds their forthcoming album, “In America”, recorded with the same team of Nashville studio musicians.

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