The Lost Trades
The Lost Trades is the result of three accomplished and established solo musicians bringing their not inconsiderable talent together under one banner. With their first tour abandoned due to lockdown, we are only just seeing what this new collective is capable of. And what it is capable of is being sonically impressive.
Given their rural, west country, British base of operations, those expecting something that sounds like a British Folk Revival…err… revival, might be surprised to hear how much they also embrace a nostalgic, west-coast, Laurel Canyon sound. And that is the real charm here, their ability to blend past and present, tradition and exploration, Atlantic cool and Pacific warmth in their songs.
If you look up the phrase "more than the sum of its parts" in the dictionary, there is a picture of the three of them.