Moore Moss & Rutter Folk Trio at The Slaughtered Lamb Clerkenwell
In 2018 there was a heightened sense of anticipation around the reunion of Tom Moore (fiddle, viola), Archie Churchill-Moss (melodeon) and Jack Rutter (guitar) in the trio that won them the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Widely regarded as three of the best players, innovators and performers in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Having toured with some of the biggest and brightest acts in the British folk scene, they reconvened in 2018 to release their third record together which marked a decade of performing as a band.
'III' (released April 2018 on Hudson Records) harbours the trio's talents as instrumental composers and curators, featuring a diverse yet cohesive collection of primarily self- penned material. Recorded 'live in the room', this latest album is a melting pot of influences which feels unmistakably current. For all this, 'III' the third in a trilogy which charts the growth of these three artists. Charged, visceral and gutsy at points; subtly reflective and sensitive at others; captures the amplitude of Moore Moss Rutter's fierce live performances. They will be touring the UK in April 2019.
Photo credit to Phil Carter.