Living Roots is the innovative debut Album from Brendan Hendry & Jonny Toman that brings together Irish traditional fiddle & 5 string banjo like never before.
Living Roots takes the listener on a Quest through the much loved Heartlands of Irish & Appalachian traditions. Setting out with a Hornpipe and solid Reel set, Living Roots is a journey through Jigs & Reels whose names are steeped in the tradition, from Heartfelt slow Airs on fiddle & dobro to the imaginative renderings of classic old-time Appalachian fiddle & banjo duets! The Album features newly composed material from both Hendry & Toman drawing on traditional & modern tune forms. Harmonically the banjo & fiddle melodies are supported with textured acoustic guitars , bouzouki & dobro lines played by Toman. Guest musicians featured are Alison Crossey on Bodhrán , Rachel Toman on Vocals & Pete Toman on Double bass.
This is a sound that has been described as
"Really different and yet Respectful"