ALBUM & GIG NEWS: Blue Rose Code announce new album ‘The Water of Leith’, upcoming dates

The album to be released Oct 27 on Navigator Records


Blue Rose Code, aka acclaimed singer-songwriter Ross Wilson, releases ‘The Water Of Leith’, his first album for Navigator Records on October 27 on CD download and album stream.

A nomad both geographically and musically, Ross writes from the heart eschewing any specific genre and the twelve new songs on the album, addressing themes of love, loss, travel, home, accepting the past and embracing the future, are painted with colours of folk, jazz, soul and pop; an eclecticism that has become a hallmark of Blue Rose Code and has seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.

Underlining the sense of movement and place in Ross’s work is rooted in his return to his Scottish homeland. There, he reconnected with the stellar musicians who were to become an integral part of the new album’s sound: multi award-winning singer Julie Fowlis, celebrated Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes, BBC Folk Award Winner, Ross Ainslie, 2017’s Scottish Jazz Awards’ instrumentalist of the year Konrad Wiszniewski, leading violinist Seonaid Aitken and three of Scotland’s finest jazz musicians; John Lowrie, Colin Steele and James Lindsay, to name just some of the contributors. Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman features on the opening track. Ross co-produced the album with Angus Lyon.

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Aug 19 Argyll Gathering Argyll
Aug 26 Purbeck Folk Festival Dorset
Sep 21 St Luke’s Glasgow
Sep 22 Old Cinema Fest Durham
Oct 21 St Cuthbert’s House Seahouses
Oct 22 EH6 Festival Edinburgh
Nov 02 Woodend Barn Banchory
Nov 03 LAUNCH PARTY at Queen’s Hall Edinburgh
Nov 04 Denholm Festival Hawick
Nov 07 Cluny 2 Newcastle
Nov 08 Crescent York
Nov 10 Stables2 Milton Keynes
Nov 11 Music Hall Ramsgate
Nov 12 Kitchen Garden Cafe Birmingham
Nov 13 Latest Music Bar Brighton
Nov 14 LAUNCH PARTY at Bush Hall London
Nov 16 The Met Bury
Nov 17 Roots Club Doncaster
Nov 20 Perth Concert Hall Perth
Nov 24 Harbour Arts Irvine

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