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About Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock

British singer, songwriter, and artist Marry Waterson has upheld the legacy of her famous folksinging family since first appearing alongside her mother Lal Waterson and aunt Norma Waterson on their 1977 LP, A True Hearted Girl. Born Maria Gilhooley in Hull, Yorkshire, to Lal Waterson and George Knight, she spent a number of years immersed in various Waterson-related ensembles, most notably a family singing quartet called the Waterdaughters, which featured both Lal and Norma Waterson as well as Marry's cousin Eliza Carthy. Musically, she largely played the role of either group member or guest performer, appearing on albums by James Yorkston and Kathryn Williams until a 2011 venture found her singing alongside her brother, guitarist Oliver Knight. On the duo's 2011 debut, The Days That Shaped Me, Marry's earthy, beguiling vocals were featured front and center with Oliver acting as her instrumental collaborator and foil. Mixing folk, rock, and blues, the duo was critically well received and returned the following year with a second LP, Hidden. Over the next few years, Marry would become involved in a number of other projects, including the production of a book celebrating her mother and the curation of a tour revisiting Lal & Mike Waterson's landmark 1972 folk-rock album, Bright Phoebus. By 2015, her brother Oliver had taken a hiatus from music, depriving Marry of her primary collaborator. She began a new musical partnership with British guitarist David A. Jaycock and, working with producers Neill MacColl and Kate St. John, recorded her third LP, the haunting and evocative Two Wolves, which was released in November of that year, again on the One Little Indian label. ~ Timothy Monger

HOMETOWN
Hull, Yorkshire, England
GENRE
Folk

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