Blue Rose Code
Venue: The Aros Centre | City: Portree
Blue Rose Code’s stunning new album, The Water of Leith, celebrates main man Ross Wilson’s move home to Scotland after long years down south, enriching his heartfelt blend of folk, soul, pop and jazz with guests including Julie Fowlis, Kathleen MacInnes, Ross Ainslie, Konrad Wiszniewski and many more.
Edinburgh born Ross Wilson writes from the heart eschewing any specific genre and the twelve songs on new album The Water Of Leith, addressing themes of love, loss, travel, home, accepting the past and embracing the future, are painted with colours of folk, jazz, soul and pop; an eclecticism that has become a hallmark of Blue Rose Code and has seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison & Tom Waits.
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Centred around Wilson’s own homecoming to his native Scotland, the album explores the variety of journeys that life has to offer. As Wilson explains; “It speaks to the journey home, my journey home, the man that I am today, so changed from the wee boy that ran away. I’ve found a peace that I left looking for, back on the same cobbled streets, looking at my life through a fresh pair of glasses. Controversially for a songwriter, it seems, I am contented, happier than I’ve ever been. Given up all hope of a better past, I’m rejoicing living in this beautiful series of moments. The Water leads me back to the Shore and, from there, who knows? What I have learnt, however, is there is nothing wrong with right now.”
“Seriously, can’t recommend Blue Rose Code enough, cannot stop listening.” EWAN McGREGOR
“The boy’s a genius.” IAN RANKIN
‘Wilson’s songwriting is fantastically varied, and as witty and knowing on the one hand as it can be heartbreaking and sentimental on the other.’ THE HERALD
“An affirmation of love that links human relationships with the natural world. As sublimely paced as Astral Weeks-era Van Morrison.” FOLK RADIO UK
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- 2018-03-24 07:30 PM
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