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How Red Is the Blood

by Tattletale Saints

Winners of the New Zealand Music Award for Folk Album of the Year 2014 this acclaimed folk duo now based in Nashville, TN play a "masterful blend of Americana fused with jazz, soul and pop".
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Kathleen
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2. Traces of You
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3. Emily
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4. Doctor Doctor
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5. How Red Is the Blood from a Broken Heart
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6. Fell Upon the Fields
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7. Complicated Man
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8. Jessica On Prairie Legs
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9. Molly
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10. Hank
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11. We’ve Got Lakes
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12. At Last
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Album Notes
Nashville based - winners of the New Zealand Music Award for Folk Album of the Year 2014, Tattletale Saints are guitarist/vocalist Cy Winstanley and double bassist/vocalist Vanessa McGowan.

Described as a “intelligent, entertaining and thoroughly captivating” (Sing Out! Magazine, 2014) and armed with Winstanley's acclaimed original songs, Tattletale Saints’ musical connection evokes the work of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, with a full sound belying the duo’s size.

January 2013 saw Tattletale Saints travel to Nashville TN to record their debut album How Red Is the Blood with Grammy award winning producer Tim O’Brien. Since relocating to Nashville earlier this year the band has performed on NPR’s Mountain Stage, charted on the Roots Music Report, the Americana Music Association and Folk DJ radio chart’s and been reviewed by acclaimed magazines Sing Out! and Acoustic Guitar.

Press for Tattletale Saints - How Red Is the Blood

“There is a timeless quality to the Tattletale Saints music, simultaneously classic roots and modern revival, placing them alongside the more notable artists of today's scene. There are elements of folk, good old Appalachia style music, and a splash of country in their sound, too, which they do exceedingly well. And this all comes together to create well-written songs with stirring vocals.” No Depression August 2014

"How Red Is The Blood is the Nashville recorded effort of two New Zealander’s who describe the pleasure and plight of a people, addressing modern societal rifts with acerbic, beguiling wit... I don’t know what the answers are to many of the questions How Red Is The Blood asks, but I do know this: folk music lives, and this is it".
American Standard Time, September, 2014

“beautiful organic folk songs… shimmers like an Indian summer after noon… their knife edge still hews to folk’s clarion call to challenge injustice, and it still cuts to the bone.” Acoustic Guitar Magazine, September 2014

"sensitively understated folk and subtle simplicity…memorable, lyrically considered and melodically engaging … a very emotionally engaging album" Graham Reid, elsewhere.co.nz

“Cy Winstanley has the rich voice and lyric instincts of a Paul Simon and his foil, the equally talented Vanessa McGowan adds lovely punctuation harmonies and the sort of swinging bass lines that you'd expect from a jazz musician." 4.5/5 Mike Alexander, Sunday Star Times 17/04/13



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Paul G Vaccaro

house concert coming soon
this excellent duo reached out to us to schedule a house concert. after having HRITB in my heavy rotation, i can't wait for the HC. tuneful Americana for New Zealand natives who have honed their skills to perfection. i am counting on them being better LIVE than on the record.