“Singer songwriter Lee Maddison with his band, Maddison’s Thread, features internationally acclaimed fiddler Stewart Hardy. Together they create an earthy, acoustic driven soundscape that perfectly complements the realism of Lee’s conscientiously crafted songs.
Driven by narrative and metaphor, a common thread of questing weaves through Lee’s songs that are strongly melodic and unashamedly accessible, ranging from personal idylls of a world to strive for to reflections on the materialism and inequalities which pervade modern life – rooted in folk whilst embracing elements of blues, rock and country.”
This is what people have said about the debut album ‘Maddison’s Thread’.
“…it’s staggering to consider this is Maddison’s first recording; it has a confidence which stands head and shoulders above the norm”. – FETEA Records
“…a strong, mature debut: an old soul wrapped in deceptively modern packaging”. – Phantom Tollbooth
“… this discovery is one of the best of recent years… a contender for album of the year for me and one that will stay with me for a very long time”. – Progradar: Music Matters
A great compliation video from a day in the studios with Maddison’s Thread, backed by Lee’s wonderful song, “Tumbleweed.”
Upcoming EventsFeb20Wed7:30 pm George Welch & Stewart Hardy / C... @ Cramlington Folk ClubGeorge Welch & Stewart Hardy / C... @ Cramlington Folk ClubFeb 20 @ 7:30 pmGeorge is a North East institution known for hilarious stories, driving tunes on guitar and moving songs in a fine baritone voice. The quintessential folk club entertainer, George will once again be performing in Cramlington...Feb22Friall-day Mixed Instruments Workshop – Ful... @ JSArtsMixed Instruments Workshop – Ful... @ JSArtsFeb 22 – Feb 24 all-dayMixed Instruments Workshop with Stewart Hardy Fully Booked The workshops typically take between 7 & 10 people for three days of instruction. The cost covers all food, tuition, refreshments and overnight accommodation.The course cost for...Feb25Mon7:30 pm George Welch & Stewart Hardy / S... @ Stockton Folk ClubGeorge Welch & Stewart Hardy / S... @ Stockton Folk ClubFeb 25 @ 7:30 pmGeorge is a North East institution known for hilarious stories, driving tunes on guitar and moving songs in a fine baritone voice. The quintessential folk club entertainer, George will once again be performing in Cramlington...Mar22Friall-day Fiddle Techniques Workshop – Ful... @ JSArtsFiddle Techniques Workshop – Ful... @ JSArtsMar 22 – Mar 24 all-dayFiddle Techniques with Stewart Hardy Fully Booked Tunes are carefully selected to work as exercises demonstrating particular techniques, whilst at the same time providing a melodic stimulus. Exercises are extracted from the tunes to facilitate applying the...