The combined talents of northerners Stu Hanna and Debbie Hanna-Palmer make up the award winning duo Megson. With two albums already under their belts they are fast making waves amongst the British folk / roots scene with captivating songs, beautiful harmonies, northern humour and impeccable musicianship. "Fresh, melodic and bushy-tailed." (Mojo Aug 07). "This hits all the targets ****". (Rock 'n' Reel Nov 07). "Exceptional" (Musician Autumn 07). "A compelling collection of songs
stunning vignettes of life"*****(Maverick Aug 07). "This is first rate - if you don't like this music you have a problem! Megson are a couple of potential stars, peaches and cream harmonies, melodic roots consciousness and a huge sense of individuality. " (fRoots Oct 07). "An enthralling mélange of folk, country and influences from the north-east of England..."(Country Music People). "How gorgeous is that ? Absolutely beautiful.... An excellent new duo!" (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2). "Megson are pretty damm good" (Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2) PR by John Crosby. Confirmed picture caption review in Songlines, Andy Fife review in Q and Colin Irwin review in Mojo. Eager interest from Smooth Operations. Dedicated broadsheet and radio campaign, already highly tipped for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Horizon nomination Tracks: O Mary Will You Go / Little Joe / Take Yourself A Wife / The Pitman's Happy Times / Fourpence A Day / The Oakey Strike Evictions / Jane Jamieson's Ghost / The New Fish Market / Sandgate Lassie's Lament. Also available: ON THE SIDE (EDJ011), SMOKE OF HOME (EDJ013).
...two of the freshest, most original performers in the latest folk revival, and this album places them in the major league. -- The Guardian, Friday September 26th 2008