Boo Hewerdine fronted the English rock band The Bible and has had his songs recorded by the likes of Eddi Reader, Chris Difford, and KD Lang.
Brooks Williams is an Americana singer-songwriter-guitarist, celebrating over 30 years of touring in both the USA and the UK and recording with John McCusker, Christine Collister, Phil Richardson and Aaron Catlow.
Both successful artists in their own right, as State of the Union they create a magical, stripped back and enthralling musical atmosphere with two guitars and two voices. Their performances are consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining. The songs State of the Union create are equal parts wit, whimsy and pathos. Both have an impeccable sense of rhythm and melodic beauty. Their sound is huge, two guitars and two voices exceeding the sum of the parts. They interweave melodies and harmonies, nimble picking and full-tilt chording. It’s rich and expertly executed. And both love the craft of writing.
The two formed their collaboration in 2011 and created two albums in rapid succession, State of the Union and Snake Oil. Subsequent tours took them around the UK, to Ireland and Portugal, including a 14-date stint playing theatres with Eddi Reader and an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show (BBC 1), plus 4-star reviews in Q and R2.
In 2017 an album of covers; Saltwell Sessions, resulted in a 25-date tour that saw full houses night after night.
Hopefully we will hear from their new album released this year.
“Beautiful, classy playing and great songs” Acoustic Magazine
“Americana at its finest!” fRoots