Rasp is a new project from cellist Jo Quail and Matt Howden. Add to that the artwork of acclaimed artist Martin Bedford, and the industry experience of Alan Pride, and you have a unique collective of talent.
On Nov 7th & 8th, Rasp will be undertaking
WRITE > PERFORM > RECORD >
Three unique events in two days – Rasp will conceive, perform and record their first album, all in front of a live audience in three amazing venues in Sheffield. Want to come and see two skilled artists write an album, perform and record it, all in front of your eyes and ears.
See events and Rasp blog for more details.
7th–8th November 2013 – Rasp is born!
I've got some new T-shirts available in my shop. Loads of different sizes, including girly fit. Price: £10.
‘Barley Top’ is an account of growing up in a moorland, working-class village in the Lancashire of the 1930s, remembering its enclosed and limited world and later, coming to terms with a society more complex, wealthier but less able to assess its roots. These are poems that reach back to the historic naming of farms, nod ironically towards the uneasy mood of the late thirties and move into the political tensions of the post-war years.
‘Barley Top’ is a top-quality hardback book, sewn sections, with silver foil blocked spine and front. The accompanying audio CD contains the author reading his poems set to music composed by his son, Matt Howden. It comes in a matching black and silver card wallet.
The book is limited to 500 copies, each with an audio CD. CD copies are also available separately via the mail order page. This release will also be available as an ebook and digital download.