British based Folk musicians Land and Salt have just released their debut EP 'Salve' on their own label, Saltworks Records. The husband and wife duo, Charlie and Marie, return after a long break from the British acoustic scene, having once been described as "The best in Contemporary Folk" (Rambles).
"We are English hymnals. We are folk and blues - this is the genesis of our sound", they explain. "Songs that move hearts with scripture. With an un-cooked acoustic power - raw and God centred."
Discussing the album they continue, "Salve is a work of grace. It was written on our hearts for many years as we lived out our lives.
Above all it speaks of unity- pure and simple. A unity born from a man who humbled himself enough to wash the feet of his betrayer, not just his friends.
Unity with God and with our fellow brother and sister. Songs of bearing and forgiving deep down in our bellies - not a shallow sorry in words; but hearty redemption in our hands. We have used our voices and our hands to try to blend rhythm and beauty. Driven by guitar and vocals, but embelished with banjo, violin, cello, concertina and some meaty percussion."
After living in nearly every corner of Britain they answered the call to pick up and move their family to the wilds of West Wales a few years ago, which in reflection has been a place of new growth in their clear calling to create songs with the message of the gospel.
The rugged landscape and rumbling atmosphere of revival has nurtured an environment of spiritual reflection on their journey to gospel led music.
They celebrate a spirit of collaboration and work alongside other musicians to bring together a collective of praise across an ecumenical landscape.