Potter's Field

“I was first introduced (to what a Potter's Field is) at a museum, as a kid. I was struck by the tragedy of it: to be buried without a name, I thought of the families who wouldn’t know whether to mourn or not” 
(see full press article).

Potter’s field is the first single from our debut album, we made this music video with the help of (Lichfield based) Wild Fire Media, during our tour in the Netherlands last February and for those of you who haven’t already seen it, check out the link below:

The wind has been snapping at our heels in NC.  The first to hit was Hurricane Florence, she stole our thunder; the “official Album Release” show, scheduled for the Back Room at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, was a literal wash out.  We escaped northward for the brunt of the storm.  When we returned to NC we thought we were in the clear, and then Hurricane Michael chased us down on highway 40, all the way to a radio gig in Statesville.  We saw trees come down across the highway, we saw roads washed out, and floodplains rushing like new born rivers.  The wind against the side of the Volvo as we rerouted again and again.

Despite the hard blows from the hurricanes “On A Whim” has been garnering some good reviews online which is helping us reach a wider audience, and some of our hard work seems to be paying off!

 Snapshot from our show at ISIS Music Hall, Asheville

Snapshot from our show at ISIS Music Hall, Asheville

Sometimes it’s hard to see the woods for the trees, especially when the trees are crashing down, and the rivers are rising, but we are working on keeping ourselves above the water (metaphorically and otherwise)!  The music scene in NC is vibrant, and resilient, and we are inspired by our followers and fellow musicians alike.  We are so grateful to have you along for the ride. 


Upcoming shows:
OCT 19 FRI
Fermental Beer & Wine
Wilmington, NC, United States

OCT 20 SAT
Flytrap Brewing
Wilmington, NC, United States

OCT 21 SUN
Haw River Ballroom
Saxapahaw, NC, United States

OCT 27 SAT
Haw River Ballroom
Saxapahaw, NC, United States

(Supporting Jonathan Byrd for his record release show)

OCT 31 WED
House Concert
Philadelphia, PA, United States

NOV 5 MON
Silvana
New York, NY, United States

NOV 12 MON
ShrineNew York, NY, United States

NOV 15 THU
SidewalkNew York, NY, United States

Your fan,

ADT

Album Launched

Our debut album ‘On A Whim’ is now available worldwide and we are so excited to finally be able to share this with you all!

A Different Thread

A lot of blood, sweat, tears, mud, rain, laughter and beers went into this record to get it to this point and all but one track was cut back to back in just ten days straight.

It rained for 8 of those days.


Jeff Crawford did an outstanding job as producer, engineer, mixer and part time therapist, let alone playing a host of instruments on this record and we highly recommend his studio in Chapel Hill, NC.

Check out Arbor Ridge Studios website here

We have so many thank you’s to the people who were involved and although we aren’t going to list names here, you all know who you are! Thank you!


CD’s and Vinyl can be purchased through BandCamp and of course, at our live shows.

People in Lichfield can buy the CD from S&J Music shop on Bird Street.

Some of you may be aware of the incoming 'Hurricane Florence’ which is headed for the Carolinas this evening.  Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that we have to cancel tonight's record launch show at Cat’s Cradle in Carborro, however, we have plenty of NC tour dates coming up, see the tour page on our website.


Please take a moment to share the record on social media or with someone whom you think might like it!

To find the album, search ‘A Different Thread’ in iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, Apple Music, Bandcamp and Soundcloud now!

Your fan,

ADT

ALBUM PRE-ORDER

Our debut full length album 'On A Whim' is due for official release next month, however, as of RIGHT NOW you can pre-order a copy and get three new tracks to download immediately!

Pre-ordering is a great way to guarantee you get your hands on a copy of our new album in the form that you want!
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Order the DIGITAL ALBUM: receive three digital tracks right away and the full album on the September 13th!

Order the PHYSICAL CD: receive three digital tracks right away, the full digital album on September 13th and signed copy of our CD in the mail!

Order the LIMITED EDITION 12” VINYL: receive three digital tracks right away, the full digital album on September 13th AND then, at long last, the signed vinyl will be sent on it’s way to you by mid November. (We know this is a while to wait, but we decided to add the vinyl as a pre-order anyways because it is a limited run, first come first served!)
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So many people have breathed life into this album from so many places; from the rolling hills of Staffordshire to the Appalachian mountains, to the 'deep south' of France! We are constantly inspired and humbled by our followers and community! Thank you for donating to our Kickstarter, for reading our emails, for bringing food to us when we were in the studio and letting us crash on your sofas! Thank you for coming to our shows again and again and for spreading the word about our journey. We are so grateful to have you along for the ride!
A million times thank you!
See you farther down the road!

Musically,
ADT

In the blink of an eye

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The summer so far has been full to bursting with sunshine, gigs, festivals, songwriting, cups of tea, narrow boats, and reconnecting with friends up and down (and crosswise) the U.K. August is going to be our busiest month of festivals yet! (And then we're off to the states mid September, so catch us while you can! USA tour dates for fall 2018 to announce soon!)

August 5 Magic Garden - London

August 7 The Bell Inn - Bath

August 8 The Kitchen Garden Cafe - Birmingham
Get tickets here
(looking forward to seeing some Lichfield folks out there, as it's the closest thing to a "hometown" gig that we've got before we leave!)

August 10 Farmer Phils Festival - Shrewsbury
Tickets available here  

August 17 Weyfest - Tilford
Tickets available here  

August 18-19 Just So Festival - Scholar Green
Tickets available here

August 24-25 Shrewsbury Folk Festival - Shrewsbury Tickets available here
(We're super excited to be returning after our competition win there last summer!)

and...

September 1 Luna Bar - London
(throwing it in there because it is Alicia's birthday and our last U.K. show before we leave to tour our new album in the US!)

More info at www.adifferentthread.com/tour

Your fan,

ADT

Tying up the loose ends

After 10 intense days in the studio in North Carolina, we have a record!

The tracks are in the post production phase now, we think they are already sounding great!

Our target release date is August 2018, just in time for our performance at Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

We are now touring in the UK until September and we would love to see you at a show!

We will be sending out more info about the album as it comes together so stay tuned!

Your fan, 
ADT


Upcoming shows:
 

Thunder and Fireflies

In between the downpours, the first fireflies of the season begin to glow.  Another tour comes to a close as the thunder rolls on into the night. 

a different thread

The rain, despite causing our last show to be cancelled, is a welcome change.  Over the last month we have been graced with scorching weather, stunning scenery, engaged audiences, exciting venues, and unexpected adventure...not to mention some famous southern hospitality!   
It has also been a pleasure to perform with Alan Best and Birdie Baird (see photo) along with a host of other local talent as we prepare to record our debut full length album starting tomorrow!

Our Kickstarter campaign was a success—thank you so much to those of you who donated to our project! We look forward to creating your rewards and getting them into your hands!

On Saturday June 1st, Robert will be returning to his hometown to perform a solo blues set at the Lichfield Jazz and Blues Festival and you can catch a full band show at the Globe at Hay on Wye on the 22nd June.  Look our for more UK dates to be announced!

Your fan,
ADT

The home stretch

a different thread

Our album Kickstarter is now in its final stage and ends this Sunday at 9.22am USA time (or 2.22pm if you're in the U.K.).  A massive thank you to those of you who have shown your support already, we are very close to the $7,700 goal.  Even a little donation goes a long way!

Click here to donate now and choose your reward


Here's a live video we made in Paris back in March. The tune is 'Carolina Song' and will be one of the tracks on the upcoming album.