Josh Chandler Morris & Carly Slade

Live Act Folk Americana
Josh Chandler Morris & Carly Slade - Folk Americana Live Act in Milton Keynes

Josh Chandler Morris & Carly Slade Short Info

Josh Chandler Morris and Carly Slade are a duo from Milton Keynes, UK whose distinctly British take on acoustic Americana has captivated audiences across the UK since early 2014. The pair incorporate roots, folk, blues and soul into their compositions, delivering what Rock n Reel Magazine describe as ‘exuberant songs performed with passion and intensity’. Inspired by Josh’s magical childhood memories of raiding his father’s record collection – taking in the LPs of Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt and Howlin’ Wolf – he and Carly seek to reinterpret American sounds of the 20th century for 21st century Britain.

Harsh Realm Records released Josh Chandler Morris‘ début EP ‘Tired‘ in April 2014, praised by Americana UK as ‘a taster of what Morris can give to the world. Beautifully picked or energetically strummed it is a great calling card’. Across ‘Tired‘s five bittersweet tracks, Josh grapples with the ending of a relationship and the death of a close friend, while expressing a sense of hope with an emphasis on seizing life’s joys. With airplay on BBC Radio 1, acoustic sessions for Punktastic.com and support slots with Seth Lakeman, Heritage Blues Orchestra and Apologies, I Have None to promote the EP, Josh’s career has moved confidently forwards since its release.

Having travelled the country as a child with his musician father, American traditional music was never far away from Josh’s heart and mind. Through his latter-day forays with punk rock, which saw him tour Europe and play hundreds of gigs, including Reading and Leeds Festivals, Josh knew there would come a time when he would return to the music of his youth. ‘Tired’ is the result of that return, celebrating the life experiences of a Milton Keynes boy raised on the rich, spiritual traditions of American folk music. Joining Josh on the EP is Carly Slade, whose harmonies offer a depth and intensity to the compositions so reminiscent of the traditional music that inspired them that going out and doing shows without their haunting presence was never truly an option.

Now officially united as a duo, Josh Chandler Morris and Carly Slade are ready to take their beguiling blend of American-style folk as far as the horizon stretches.

Josh Chandler Morris and Carly Slade are a duo from Milton Keynes, UK whose distinctly British take on acoustic Americana has captivated audiences across the UK since early 2014. The pair incorporate roots, folk, blues and soul into their compositions, delivering what Rock n Reel Magazine describe as ‘exuberant songs performed with passion and intensity’. Inspired by Josh’s magical childhood memories of raiding his father’s record collection – taking in the LPs of Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt and Howlin’ Wolf – he and Carly seek to reinterpret American sounds of the 20th century for 21st century Britain.

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Discography Josh Chandler Morris & Carly Slade

  • 2014 Tired EP | Harsh Realm Records

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Origin

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Founded

  • 2014

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