Multi award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith and New Zealand born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jamie McClennan have been making music together for over fifteen years.
Having toured world wide and released seven albums together under Emily’s name, their new album, ‘Small Town Stories’ is their first as Smith & McClennan and is due for release in summer 2019. The album features originals from McClennan and is produced by Ross Hamilton (Bad Mannequins, Texas, Wolfstone).
The duo’s new sound draws on influences from the folk tradition, Americana and beyond. With rich double vocals, guitars, accordion and fiddle they are one of the most vibrant duos on the UK folk scene today.
Smith’s accolades include BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the year, two BBC Radio 2 folk awards nominations and twice winner of Scots Singer of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
Alongside their solo careers they have performed with many musical greats including Richard Thompson, Barbara Dickson, Jerry Douglas and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
TV and Radio appearances include Transatlantic Sessions, BBC Songs of Praise, BBCRadio 2's Good Morning Sunday, Bob Harris Show & The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe. Emily's original song 'Find Hope' was also chosen as part of BBC Radio 2's official playlist in December 2016