Blue Rose Code, aka acclaimed singer-songwriter Ross Wilson, unveils the first cut from his forthcoming new album, The Water Of Leith (out 27th October on Navigator Records). ‘Love Is…’ – a duet with the multi-award winning folk singer and multi-instrumentalist, Julie Fowlis, talks of ideals and anticipation.

Love will save us,

Love will save us,

They say love will save us all –

So, what you waiting for?

A nomad both geographically and musically, Ross writes from the heart eschewing any specific genre and the twelve new songs on The Water Of Leith, addressing themes of love, loss, travel, home, accepting the past and embracing the future, are painted with colours of folk, jazz, soul and pop; an eclecticism that has become a hallmark of Blue Rose Code and has seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.

Blue Rose Code will tour extensively around the release of The Water Of Leith. Full UK tour dates are below:

Aug 26 Purbeck Folk Festival, Dorset, UK

Sep 21 St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK

Sep 22 Old Cinema Fest, Durham, UK

Oct 21 St Cuthbert’s House, Seahouses, UK

Oct 22 EH6 Festival, Edinburgh, UK

Nov 02 Woodend Barn, Banchory, UK

Nov 03 LAUNCH PARTY at Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, UK

Nov 04 Denholm Festival, Hawick, UK

Nov 07 Cluny 2, Newcastle, UK

Nov 08 Crescent, York, UK

Nov 10 Stables2, Milton Keynes, UK

Nov 11 Music Hall, Ramsgate, UK

Nov 12 Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham, UK

Nov 13 Latest Music Bar, Brighton, UK

Nov 14 LAUNCH PARTY at Bush Hall, London, UK

Nov 16 The Met, Bury, UK

Nov 17 Roots Club, Doncaster, UK

Nov 24 Harbour Arts, Irvine, UK

Nov 25 Harbour Arts, Irvine, UK

Nov 30 An Lanntair, Stornoway, UK

Dec 06 Full Moon, Cardiff, UK

In the space of a few short years and the release of well-received albums North Ten, The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, and And Lo The Bird Is On The Wing, Blue Rose Code has built a growing reputation as a powerful writer and performer, gaining extensive radio play and the praise of key broadcasters.  Author Ian Rankin is also a fan and has written insightful sleeve notes for the new album.

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