Kathryn and Dan (Withered Hand) release a new duo album on “One Little Indian” records
Kathryn and Dan met in 2019 in a Spiegeltent in Edinburgh at a Book Festival event curated by Hollie McNish and Michael Pedersen. Despite having many mutual friends in the music scene, they had never met before.
So from one tweet thread between the pair afterwards, an unexpected friendship began to form, with each artist making the trip between Edinburgh and Newcastle to write and record. During the pandemic, they both continued their writing sessions online and took to live stream concerts on Instagram. By the end of lockdown, they had a whole album of songs ready to go.
Dan Willson is Scotland’s acclaimed singer songwriter Withered Hand. He has released three albums and a number of EPs over the last 15 years and has toured internationally, amassing a devoted following while staying close to his DIY roots in the underground music scene.
Kathryn Williams is a Mercury Music prize nominated English singer songwriter who has released 16 albums. She had collaborated with poet Dame Carol Ann Duffy, author Laura Barnett and written songs with Paul Weller, Neill Maccoll and Michele and Romeo Stodart, to name just a few. She has written a novel The Ormering Tide, hosts her own podcast Before the Light Goes Out and tutors at the Arvon and Moniack Mhor Foundations.