Huam is the eagerly awaited new album from Salt House which sees them solidify their reputation as fine interpreters of words both old and new. ‘Huam’, (scots n the call of an owl) is their third collection of songs, and the second pairing with producer Andy Bell.
Songs are central to Salt House. New songs that sound as if they’ve always been here. Ancient ballads woken up. Poems given the tunes they’ve long deserved. Songs about place, politics, landscape and birds.
The trio continue their love of recording ‘on location’ with this album, taking themselves to rural Argyllshire to finish writing and recording the songs which were crafted between their homes of Inverness-shire and Shetland. The natural world plays a huge influence on the band’s writing, and in keeping with their love for nature they are supporting conservation charity Trees for Life (https://treesforlife.org.uk/) with this release, offering a chance to add a tree in their grove with the purchase of an album. They hope to build this up over the coming years in an effort to offset some of their touring carbon footprint.
On Huam you will hear echoes of Pentangle, a touch of Dick Gaughan, murmurs of Scandinavian and Scots, all woven into a music that’s traditional and new. The group’s meticulous attention to detail, shared passions and care for their craft sees Salt House soar.
Huam is released on Hudson Records on 20th March and will be toured throughout 2020, with a release tour in March.
Artists’ website: www.salthousemusic.com
‘The Road Not Taken’ – live:
March Tour Dates
13th – Leicester Guildhall
14th – West End Centre, Aldershot
15th – Storey’s Field Centre, Cambridge
18th – Cecil Sharp House, London
19th – Redruth Drapery
20th – Downend Folk Club
21st – Ruskin Mill, Gloucestershire