The Ballad Beyond contains 15 new songs from North East England singer songwriter Jez Lowe, his first new album for four years. Many of these songs were among more than SIXTY new compositions written by Jez between 2006 and 2014 for the award-winning BBC Radio Two series, THE RADIO BALLADS. Some are presented here as written for broadcast, while others have been further developed beyond their original Radio Ballads role. Also included here are songs unconnected with THE RADIO BALLADS, and are merely things that have been recently added to Jez’s concert repertoire.
All titles are newly recorded at Anomaly Studio in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2014, with accompaniment from the members of Jez’s long-time band The Bad Pennies, along with some special guests who bring a new style of instrumentation to these songs.
Watch out for more details in upcoming issues of The Living Tradition