Sharron Kraus & Friends

Sharron Kraus is a singer/musician/songwriter who creates music rooted in the folk traditions of England and Appalachia. Her work is characterized by soil-rich vocals, haunting banjo, fine acoustic guitar and visionary wordcraft. Her songs are populated by a carnival array of fatally charismatic characters, telling tales of enslavement, perversion, incest, obsession, love and death. Sharron's live performances are stark, compelling, and delicate. As with her music, her performance continues the tradition of the balladeer. She is like the roving storyteller, bringing tales of terror, sadness and joy to a stranger's hearth on a dark and stormy night.

Collaborations have always been a part of Sharron's musical life. 2003 saw her join forces with US psych folk band, The Iditarod, for the recording of 'Yuletide' (Elsie & Jack Records). Californian songsmith Christain Keifer was her co-collaborator on 'The Black Dove' (Tomkins Square, 2006) and she formed a trio with Meg Baird & Helena Espvall (of Espers) for the recording of 'Leaves From Off The Tree' (Bo' Weavil Recordings, 2006).

Her latest collaboration comes to you from Oxford, where Sharron over the course of a year, wrote a collection of seasonal songs and recorded them with a band of friends well known in the local folk scene. Ian Giles, Claire Lloyd and Graham Metcalfe, who sang together as Folly Bridge (one of the most outstanding harmony trios). Ian Woods, who now sings with Ian and Graham as GMW. John Spiers and Jon Boden, who started playing together at a local session, and have been working together ever since, to ever-growing critical success. Fay Hield, of The Witches of Elswick, a frequent visitor to Oxford, was a perfect addition to the brew. This cast of musicians, who have eaten their fair share of folk porridge, come together to create a wonderful recording of these seasonal songs 'Right Wantonly A-Mumming'.

Right Wantonly A-Mumming - Sharron Kraus & Friends - CD
£6.50 U.K.
£7.50 Europe
£8.50 R.O.W.

Leaves From Off The Tree - Sharron Kraus / Meg Baird / Helena Espvall - CD

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£9.50 U.K.
£10.50 Europe
£11.50 R.O.W.