The Artist: New York folk/pop vets Spottiswoode & His Enemies
The Album: English Dream, out April 15th on Old Soul Records.
Fun Fact: The band created videos for each song on the album dressed in period clothing in front of old British Council film footage.
Songwriter Says: “Most of my songs are portraits or twisted soulscapes. However, the songs on English Dream are landscapes – country, city, garden, beach. They take their time and unfold, with more space and breath than my usual ditties,” Jonathan Spottiswoode says.
“My mother is an opera singer who turned to painting in her later years. Like me she plays with different styles. To me her landscapes from her childhood in North Dakota are the most authentic. I hope these songs reflecting my childhood in England have a similar feel… As if they’ve been painted with oil.”
Spottiswoode & His Enemies Tour Dates
Thurs, Apr 17 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub
Fri, Apr 18 – Ithaca, NY – The Dock
Sat, Apr 19 – Hudson, NY – Helsinki Hudson
Thurs, Apr 24 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
Thurs, May 1 – Wilmington, DE – World Cafe Live at The Queen
Fri, May 2 – Charlottesville, VA – Benefit at Courduroy Farm for the Blue Ridge Food Bank
Sat, May 3 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse
Fri, May 9 – Somerville, MA – Johnny D’s
Sat, May 10 – Portland, ME – St. Lawrence Arts Center
Fri, May 16 – Burlington, VT – Skinny Pancake
Sat, May 24 – Philadelphia, PA – WXPN Presents @ World Cafe Live