New Roots presents Smith & Brewer, with support from Paul McClure.
Combining classic close harmony style with superbly honed songwriting craft, matched to stunningly virtuosic musicianship, Smith & Brewer produce a brilliantly accessible Roots sound. Taking influence from the The Everly Brothers to Simon & Garfunkel, John Martyn to the countrified Grateful Dead ,the duo recently released their eponymous debut EP to universal press acclaim, and are country working on a highly anticipated debut album. Legendary singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading was first fo discover them, choosing them to support her across two UK tours. They went down a storm Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Festival’s main stage 2018, were big hits at 2018’s Cambridge Folk Festival, and have just recently completed a string of high profile dates across Britain opening for Ralph McTell.
‘Definitely a duo to watch out for - a modern day replacement for Simon and Garfunkel’ FATEA Magazine
‘..one of the bands of the [Cropredy Festival] weekend…Soulful vocals atop some amazing guitar work, ones to look out for.' Festivalsforall.com
‘Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer are two of the finest guitarists out there and did two great sets [at Cambridge Folk Festival]. The musical interplay between them is jaw-dropping..’ Americana.UK