Dear friends,

I thought I’d write to tell you that my new album ‘Hummingbird’ will be out on October 5th in the UK/EU and worldwide in the new year!

You can pre-order the album HERE to receive a download of the first single, ‘Willy Moore’. You’ll be the first to get the album when it is released.


Hummingbird’ is a collection of original and traditional folk songs. I’ve wanted to make this record for such a long time, so in March I returned to Sam Lakeman’s Somerset studio, two years since recording ‘Headlong’ in that same place. Sam put up some beautiful microphones and we dug into these songs, some of which I have performed hundreds of times, but never committed to tape. I invited my good friends Cara Dillon, John McCusker and Ben Nicholls to join me. The result is my most stripped-back album yet.

I decided to set up my new label, Commoner Records, and have joined with Thirty Tigers in Nashville (Jason Isbell, John Prine) who will be working the record on my behalf. It feels good to take on some new partners. They saw me perform at the Folk Alliance in Kansas City earlier this year and offered me a deal on the spot. They’re really good people, so I’m in safe hands. 

The album release tour dates are below, I hope I’ll see you out there!

All the best as ever,
JS x