Following his 2017 departure from triple Grammy-winning acapella quintet Pentatonix, Avi Kaplan is “finally writing the music that’s in my heart”, inspired both by his parent’s country-folk favourites (John Denver, Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby Stills Nash & Young) and such successors as Ben Harper, Bon Iver and Iron & Wine. “Folk music is everything to me,” Kaplan says. “It’s where I come from; it’s home.”
Lizzie Reid is one of Scotland’s most exciting emerging artists. Over the part year the Glasgow based Singer Songwriter has attracted a growing audience through her distinct brand of bittersweet folk meets angular indie rock.