05 Oct 2015
"A couple of bars into the first track of this album and you can pinpoint it straight away as the..."

A couple of bars into the first track of this album and you can pinpoint it straight away as the work of Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. Phillip’s trademark harmonica has been an established feature on the UK’s folk and roots circuit, especially excelling during the award winning duo’s many live shows up and down the land. WATERSHED is their third studio album, following in the wake of their hugely successful last album MYND. As you would expect from such a talented pairing, the new record is packed full of moving tunes and stimulating songs…
Lyrically the record is owned by Hannah’s temptress vocals supplemented by her role as the main word architect, but the duo status is strongly bound by the way Phillip’s diverse harmonica and slide guitar playing welds together the components of each song. The single word name to each track suggests an uncomplicated stance, yet this belies the enormous depth to the ten songs and two instrumentals.

‘January’….an acapella number, obviously divinely delivered by Hannah and is a prime example of her voice adding beauty to a blank canvas… beautifully written… packed with sumptuous slide guitar, a fine groove… Throughout the record, the inventive musicianship, satisfying blend and beautiful artistry takes the music of Phillip and Hannah to another level.

WATERSHED (’s)… content is far more subtle, demanding the listener’s absolute attention before endlessly spilling its riches. This album is about the evolution of Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin as a recording duo without erasing those trademark qualities. The connection from artistic talent to active listener is well and truly made. 


05 Oct 2015
"One sensational night"

"One sensational night":

Phil Brown from BBC Radio Lancashire came to the first gig of the Watershed tour, now he plays “Tonight” on his show The Drift - thanks Phil!

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~ MYND ~
One of the outstanding roots releases of 2013
"On hearing the first notes of the first track I knew that I was listening to a modern classic. One of the most exciting albums I've heard in years"
- Mike Harding

"Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original"
- Robin Denselow, The Guardian ****

"This duo has a combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma that merits a slot on much bigger stages"
- John L. Walters, The Guardian

"An imaginative and innovative album - songs that linger in the memory held together by the fine musicianship of Henry and Martin. Strong and original - an unusual treat"
- Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph ****

"A thoughtful and moving album with great arrangements"
- Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

"Eloquent performers - a musical success story"
- Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3

"Mynd" (Old English):
memory/remembrance/act of commemoration/thought/mind/intellect
2012 south west music awards: best folk act

As played on BBC Radio 2 Janice Long Show, BBC Radio 2 Mark Radcliffe Folk Show, BBC Radio 2 Bob Harris Sunday, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction and World on 3, The Mike Harding Folk Show, BBC Radios: Scotland, Wales, Ulster, Cambridge, Gloucestershire, Devon, Cornwall, Shropshire, Stoke, Hereford & Worcester, West Midlands


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Released September 2, 2013

"On hearing the first notes of the first track I knew that I was listening to a modern classic. One of the most exciting albums I've heard in years "
- Mike Harding


Thu Oct 08, SOLD OUT The Stables, Milton Keynes

Sat Oct 10, Pennar Community Hall aka St Patrick's Church Hall, Pennar, Pembroke Dock

Sun Oct 11, The Convent Club, Convent Lane, South Woodchester, Stroud GL5 5HS

Wed Oct 28, Widecombe Sailing Club, The Cafe On The Green, Widecombe in the Moor

Fri Oct 30, The Live Room, Caroline Social Club, Shipley, Saltaire

Mon Nov 02, Conwy Folk Club,

Wed Nov 11, Barrensteiner Whiskeybar, Wevelinghovenerstrasse 12, 41515 Grevenbroich, Germany

Fri Nov 13, Folk@22, Huisconcert, Landgraaf, Netherlands

Sat Nov 14, Leonhardskapelle, Gasthausstraße 5
41812 Erkelenz, Germany

Sun Nov 15, Folk Club Brussel, La porte Noire, Rue des Alexiens, 67, Cellebroersstraat 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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