Doghouse Roses

 

One of Scotland’s most acclaimed pairings, Iona MacDonald and Paul Tasker excel in delivering songs which are intimate and warm, MacDonald’s honeyed voice complemented Tasker’s superb picking skills. Often compared to the likes of Sandy Denny era Fairport Convention along with other luminaries from that era, Americana UK describing them as “our version of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings” after a sold out headline show at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. The duo have been playing together for 15 years, combining harmony vocals, guitars and clawhammer banjo, releasing their fourth album to widespread acclaim in November 2019. They established their reputation through the UK and Central Europe, touring on their own and as members of Robert Fisher’s ‘Willard Grant Conspiracy, have swapped songs and jammed with E-Street band member Eddie Mannion and Vinnie Lopez, and shared stages with bands from The Mavericks to Televison.

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