Soul from the Earth
Red Earth & Rust’s new double album is set for release in March 2010 and promises to be a compelling new voice in the singer/songwriter genre, with powerful storytelling and soulful lyrics. ‘Dark Mercy’ / ‘Wrestling the Angel’ follows on the 2008 album ‘Look For Me’.
The Cape Town-based band is comprised of well-known and accomplished South African musicians. The album features the talents of Jacques Coetzee (piano and vocals), Dave Ferguson (harmonica), Jonny Blundell (acoustic and electric guitar), Brydon Bolton (double bas) Ross Campbell (drums and percussion), and Gustavo Fasani (bandoneon) and Natalie Mason (viola). Lyrics are by Barbara Fairhead.
The project is produced by Aron Turest-Swartz, who started Freshlyground in 2002. This is his first project since leaving that band in early 2009.