Photo by Joni Nelson

Photo by Joni Nelson

 

A Different Thread brings together three unexpected collaborators; Singer-songwriter Robert Jackson from Lichfield Staffordshire, Isaac Collier, a classically trained cellist from the Yorkshire Moors, and , Alicia Best a singer/fiddle player from North Carolina.

The trio have their own contemporary take on what Americana music is: They play what they are calling ‘British-Americana’ pulling from the roots of traditional American and British music alike, weaving together aspects of country, blues and folk with classical undertones and a hint of bluegrass.

Jackson’s songs tell tales of adventure, bitter romance, and synchronicity with ‘thought provoking, well crafted lyrics’(Gordon Giltrap) and a ‘strong, soulful voice’ (FATEA magazine). Alicia's tight harmonies harken back to ages past and the mountain ballads of Appalachia, while Isaac's astute and often improvised cello lifts their music up with an impulsive edge.

"Their Country and Americana sound is nothing short of intoxicating”Hits In The Sticks

“These guys sound like a mature bottle of wine.” - Claire Cavanagh, BBC Radio Bristol

"It certainly touched my heart.” - Sam Bonham, BBC 6 Music