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PROFILE: THE HARD WAY HOME

The Hard Way Home bring their exquisite country sounds to West Kirby Live for the first time year. Formed in the summer of last year The Hard Way Home are singer-songer writers Karen Turley, Naomi Campbell, Mathew Toner and Robert Johnson. They’re self confessed lovers of Guinness and Harmonies.

Karen and Naomi are both from Northern Ireland but living in Liverpool and both have a passion for music, particularly American Folk and Country. Both have performed around the UK and have performed in country music capital of Nashville. Karen has played in Portugal and Naomi has even travelled to Melbourne, Australia for a show.

The group has has a mixture of influences from the likes of KT Tunstall to Fleetwood Mac and a deep love of Bluegrass, particularly Alison Krauss and Union Station and a fondness of traditional country; Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton & Johnny Cash, to name a few.

Karen has performed solo at West Kirby Live before but this will be the first West Kirby experience of the full group. In 2018 Karen began work on her single ‘New Strings’. Recorded in El Dorado Studios and produced by Anders Johnsen, Karen released the single on all digital platforms in April of 2018.

Naomi has performed with the likes of Lucy Spraggan and will no doubt be an exciting addition to the stellar range of Country and Folk music on offer at West Kirby Live. She self-released her new single It’s You this year too. The band play every week in Liverpool have just came back from playing Country to Coast festival in Portsmouth.

You may recognise the group from a clip that went viral of the group performing an excellent rendition of Jolene by Dolly Parton which you can watch below. More of the same please!

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