Musically Mike and Kate still don’t acknowledge boundaries. They ensure that there are excursions into outright Rock, Chanson, Jazz and even Opera, all brought together with that unmistakable Westbrook sound. With the Granite Band they have assembled a company of brilliant young musicians. Earth Felt the Wound takes their creative collaboration with producer Jay Auborn to new heights.
'E A R T H F E L T T H E W O U N D'
KATE WESTBROOK the GRANITE BAND
words Kate Westbrook
Kate Westbrook voice Roz Harding saxophones
Jesse Molins and Matthew North guitars
Billie Bottle bass guitar, voice, piano
Mike Westbrook piano/keyboard Coach York drums
“Earth felt the wound; and Nature from her seat,
Sighing through all her works, gave signs of woe,
That all was lost.“ John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 9
Hard on the heels of her ‘epic and groundbreaking’ Granite album, Kate and the Granite Band with producer Jay Auborn are back with a vengeance. Recorded at singer Joss Stone’s studio in the depths of the Devon countryside, mixed and mastered at dBs studios in Bristol, Earth Felt the Wound deploys state-of-the-Art recording to stunning effect and draws from Kate perhaps her greatest vocal performance to date.
EARTH FELT THE WOUND is the sixth release on Westbrook
Records. The production of these albums has been made possible by
the support of our many patrons who are scattered around the world.
Westbrook Records are distributed by Proper Music.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Airshaft Trust.
Release date July 2020
A taster from
'The Streams of Lovely Lucienne'
from 'Earth Felt The Wound'
Kate Westbrook and the Granite Band
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EARTH FELT THE WOUND
THE NEW ALBUM BY KATE WESTBROOK
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The songs of Earth Felt the Wound range from hard-hitting truths about the perilous state of the natural world - Threat of Natural Disaster, Storm Petrel - to the tenderness of the ballad Once Upon a Time. The album opens with one of the Westbrooks’ most lyrical songs, The Streams of Lovely Lucienne and concludes with the joyfully comical Rooster Rabelais. Kate’s original texts deal with contemporary issues of climate change and the destruction of the planet, with poetry, wit and irony.
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