Ben Morgan-Brown – Nameless Gold EP 
Ben Morgan-Brown - Nameless Gold

Release Date: Out Now

I’ve fallen a little bit in love with this new EP from Exeter based singer-songwriter Ben Morgan-Brown but I think it’s time to share with you lot now. The ‘Nameless Gold’ EP opens with the title track and the rippling, mournful acoustic notes immediately make your muscles relax and the world stops turning quite so furiously. Morgan-Brown’s voice is similarly soothing as he weaves his story of paternal loss and love found without reaching beyond his confessional early morning style. ‘Ten Years Passing’ picks the pace up and the jaunty guitar picking is infectious along with a different, Appalachian style singing lines like “left the big smoke, moved down next to the sea, listening to folk selling fudge and ice cream”.

‘Let A Sleeping Dog Lie Pts 1&2’ is an instrumental piece that starts with a lazily meandering acoustic line which takes a dark turn at the half-way point and becomes a master class in finger picking that is impossible not to be impressed by. This collection closes out with ‘Only So Young’, a song that brings to my mind one of my most missed artists Chris Aliano/Avert Francis. Morgan-Brown has such a beautifully gentle style that you just want to pull up a chair, let a single malt roll around a glass and absorb every softly sung word and every precisely plucked string. Simple. Stunning. Simply stunning.

Live Dates:

28th May – On the Waterfront, Exeter
2nd June – Cary Arms, Torquay
7th June – Tally Ho, Littlehempston
15th June – Petherton Folk Day, South Petherton
16th June – The Cary Arms, Torquay
22nd June – Venezia, Exeter
29th June – Live at Thornsett Road, London
30th June – Green Note Basement Bar, London
10th July – Lusty Glaze, Newquay
11th July – The Chain Locker, Falmouth
14th July – The Cary Arms, Torquay
27th July – Bridport Folk Festival, Bridport
2nd August – Rockets & Rascals, Plymouth