British based Folk musicians Land and Salt have just released their debut EP ‘Salve’ on their own label, Saltworks Records. The husband and wife duo, Charlie and Marie, return after a long break from the British acoustic scene, having once been described as “The best in Contemporary Folk” (Rambles). “We are English hymnals. We are folk and blues – this is the genesis of our sound”, they explain. “Songs that move hearts with scripture. With an un-cooked acoustic power – raw and God centred.”
Discussing the album they continue, “Salve is a work of grace. It was written on our hearts for many years as we lived out our lives.
Above all it speaks of unity- pure and simple. A unity born from a man who humbled himself enough to wash the feet of his betrayer, not just his friends. Unity with God and with our fellow brother and sister. Songs of bearing and forgiving deep down in our bellies – not a shallow sorry in words; but a hearty redemption in our hands. We have used our voices and our hands to try to blend rhythm and beauty. Driven by guitar and vocals, but embelished with banjo, violin, cello, concertina and some meaty percussion.”
Cleverly described as ‘gospel led folk for gospel led folk’ they write songs that move hearts and minds to stir. The Word of God is their motivation and the voice of God is their guide.