Roddy Hart doesn't like to restrict himself.
The Scottish songwriter has a warm, open, universal style - folk in parts, Americana in others, but always in thrall to classic songcraft.
Recent album 'Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire' was a slow motion success, winning critical acclaim in some unexpected quarters.
Invited to appear on Americana television by Craig Ferguson, the talk show host was so blown away that he extended their one night performance into a week long residency.
Earning a slot on the SAY Award '14 longlist, Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire will spend summer on the road. Before then, though, they're ready to unveil a new video...
Stripped from the recent album, 'High Hopes' opens with plangent piano chords and soft acoustic arpeggios with Roddy Hart delivering a tender vocal.
A raw, intimate video, you can watch the clip for 'High Hopes' first on Clash.
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'Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire' is out now.