The Bluegrass Situation: Roots Culture Redefined

5+5: Red River Dialect

Feb 27, 2018

Artist: Red River Dialect
Hometown: Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
Latest Album: Broken Stay Open Sky
Rejected Band Names: Bread River Dialect

What’s your favorite memory from being on stage?

Ed – When we play small venues and crowd all six of us on a small stage.
Simon – Looking at the ceiling whilst playing at Bush Hall, London.
Kiran – Playing to 200 ravers in Sunderland.
Robin – Playing the beautiful piano at Servant Jazz Quarters in London.
David – Auctioning a week-old jacket potato at Stainsby Festival.
Coral – Playing Hebden Bridge Trades club with Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg.

As you travel around the world, what is the overriding sense you get of the people?

All – So far, we have only toured in the UK, but as we get to play with bands from elsewhere and learn about the places they are from and have visited, our eagerness to see the places that have become part of their songs and the song of the world increases.

If you had to write a mission statement for your career, what would it be?

All – To find a way to have more time to play together, and to explore our other projects, too.

Since food and music go so well together, what would be your dream pairing of a meal and a musician?

Simon – Nutella Fitzgerald
Kiran – Herby Hamhock
Ed – Tallest Naan on Earth
Robin – Vegetarian Jelly Furtado
David – Oashish
Coral – Bread River Dialect

How often do you hide behind a character in a song or use “you” when it’s actually “me”?

David – It’s always me, but those “mes” are impermanent and have passed away once the song is written.

Photo credit: Hannah Rose Whittle

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