British musicians Land and Salt drive home the earthiness of their title, being motivated to offer up truth through the age-old craft of song. They describe themselves as songwriters who use the “tools of their journey” - blending traditional gospel, folk, blues and soul along the way. After an early career in the British folk and acoustic scene, husband and wife Charlie and Marie have come together with two very distinct sounds and the motivation of authenticity.
Fingerpicking blues and folk style guitar blended with Marie's soulful, driving voice has created a succinct, heartfelt power to their work. A raw open sound that could very well transport you to that very room.
They are well rooted in the old sounds of great musicians such as Reverend Gary Davies, Rosetta Tharpe, Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, Sandy Denny and Aretha Franklin. But their writing has become the pivot of their music. They write with truth, with the purpose of bringing Good News and a message of hope, driven by their deep sense of faith.
"Gospel, Blues and Folk music has always been the telling of people's hearts and lives, to share with other's our journey, our hope and our Faith - the question is not 'Why do we play?', the question is' How can we not?' "
Land and Salt