The first thing people comment about this duo is Steve’s breathtaking guitar playing. They handle a variety of genres with ease. Steve is much in demand across the UK, Germany and the US. Steve Hicks and singer-songwriter Lynn Goulbourn first met at a gig in 2007. They quickly discovered a mutual love of folk, roots and acoustic genres despite very different musical influences.
Lynn developed her pure and powerful vocal style while immersed in the harmonies of West Coast rock, Motown and the folk performances of Steeleye Span, June Tabor and Joni Mitchell. In contrast, Steve’s blistering guitar work reflects his love of instrumental music and the influences of Moondog, Dusan Bogdanovic, Eric Dolphy and Kronos Quartet.
Steve started playing classical guitar at 13 before moving on to fingerstyle jazz guitar under the guidance of Duck Baker. Now Steve is renowned for his stunning arrangements of classic ragtime, swing jazz, blues, Celtic and early and modern classical pieces.
Sara was raised in Chicago with Irish roots that she renewed with ten years of living in Ireland when she wrote the Irish DADGAD Guitar Book. Sarah has been called ‘A great songwriter, traditional singer and a wonderful guitarist’ by Mike Harding, whilst fRoots has described her voice as ‘rich, matured and knowing as the finest distilled Irish malt whiskey’.
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