Travelling singer and songwriter Robert Jackson and versatile classical cellist Isaac Collier combine with stunning effect to create their own unique blend of Brit Folk/Americana for the debut EP from A Different Thread, ‘Home From Home’, released 15th April 2017.

Jackson’s distinctively soulful voice, vibrato harmonica and driving acoustic guitar combines with Collier’s enchanting and often improvised playing to give ‘Home From Home’ a refreshing and impulsive edge. Together they create something special, raw and cultured with their songwriting summoning imagery of adventure, bitter romance and synchronicity.

“These guys sound like a mature bottle of wine.”
– Claire Cavanagh, BBC Radio Bristol

A Different Thread first met whilst busking a mere matter of months ago with the culmination of their talents making an immediate impact with BBC Bristol instantly snapping the pair up for 2 live sessions. Since their inception, the duo have been on an upward rise, attracting the attention of international musicians, Brum & Scilly Radio, BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing.

“It certainly touched my heart.”
– Sam Bonham, BBC 6 Music

The captivating ‘Home From Home’ EP features a host of internationally renowned musicians based in Bristol including guitarist and singer/songwriter Lewis Creaven, vocalist and singer/songwriter Ruth Royall, Andrew Hughes (Drummer of BBC2 featured Johnny Cage and the Voodoo Groove) and Alicia Best, Appalachian Folk singer/songwriter from North Carolina.

The Folk/Blues/Country blend in the debut EP from the innovative pair includes tones from early Bob Dylan, David Grey, Robert Johnson and Joni Mitchell. Songwriters Willy Mason and Evan Dando are also evident, as well as more contemporary influences such as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Felice Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show.

A Different Thread host the release party for ‘Home From Home’ in a secret location in Bristol on 8th of May for crowd-funders and VIP’s ahead of the EP’s official release on 15th April 2017.

Catch A Different Thread this year with folk favourite’s, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Lisbee Stainton and Emma Stevens:

  • Mar 3 Newbury, Arlington Arts Centre / Supporting Blackbeard’s Tea Party
  • Mar 5, Southampton, Talking Heads / Supporting Blackbeard’s Tea Party
  • May 30 Worcester, The Marrs Bar / Supporting Lisbee Stainton
  • Jun 3 Bristol, Louisiana / Supporting Emma Stevens