London-based folk musician Ned Roberts has announced the release of his new album Dream Sweetheart on Feb 7th, with the album launch at the Slaughtered Lamb on Tue 4th Feb.
In addition, Ned has unveiled new track ‘The Songbird’ – take a watch of the video below…
Ned’s music, which has drawn comparisons to the likes of Tim Hardin, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen, has a timeless quality and a poetic turn of phrase. His songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era.
Dream Sweetheart is Ned Roberts’ third album, and his third with producer Luther Russell (Richmond Fontaine, Fabiano do Nascimento, Sarabeth Tucek), recorded in Los Angeles in Electrosound Studios. His eponymous debut was predominantly a solo affair, whilst the second, Outside My Mind, added an Americana expanse to the folk foundations of his debut, cutting live to tape to create a warm, spacious sound. It was released in 2017 on Aveline Records (Ani Difranco, Ruth Theodore, Benjamin Folke Thomas).
Ned has toured widely around the UK and attained a much sought after support tour with celebrated US songwriter Anais Mitchell and has also supported the likes of Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines, Sam Morrow, and The Stray Birds. He has toured the West Coast of the US and recently embarked on a ten date tour of Germany, as well as gigs in France, Spain and Italy.
Forthcoming tour dates as follows…
February 4th – ALBUM LAUNCH @ Slaughtered Lamb, London
March 12th – Hyde tavern, Winchester
14th – Hatch house concerts, Devon
21st – The Drawing Room, Chesham
22nd – Temperance, Leamington Spa
26th – The Folkroom by Sea, The Village Cafe, Brighton
27th – Roman Lakes, Stockport
28th – Cafe #9, Sheffield
April 3rd – The Harrison, London