Tour name: Kevin Demspey & Rosie Carson
Separated by a generation and the Atlantic Ocean, Kevin Dempsey from Coventry in the heart of England, and Rosie Carson from Cincinnati, USA, may seem to some, an unusual pairing. But really it’s no coincidence at all. Rosie's dad, Steve Carson and Kevin have been friends since the early eighties, having met in England during the formation of folk super-group 'Whippersnapper'. Now Rosie and Kevin are building on the success of past US & European tours and two successful album releases in 2010 and 2011. They are playing over 25 events & festivals throughout the UK in Spring and Summer 2012.
Their recent album, ‘Between The Distance’ released, August 2011, has received excellent press reviews & plays on national radio.
“Rosie’s voice is mature and appealing and contributes to some delightful combined harmonies. Her fiddle playing is light but firm with that slightly sketchy and edgy quality so essential to the English folk ‘feel’. Kevin’s chordings are, as ever, fascinating and his playing is bright and accurate, chunky and funky, somehow combining the jagged and the neat, with his own compelling rhythmic and percussive character.” Kevin Ward
“The tracks here are mostly from the tradition, yet all are imbued with that unique, slightly hazy timelessness that is so familiar from Dempsey's back catalogue, whilst Carson's fiddle belies her years & demonstrates why she has already picked up a number of awards.” Oz Hardwick R2 Magazine August 2011