Gram Parsons said in the liner notes to ‘Last of the Red Hot Burritos’ that he dreamt of a country music revival in England, embraced by those un-jaded by what had gone before and with a hunger for the real stuff. Over the years, country music has lost it’s way but there are a new group of musicians in the UK, US and Canada that want to reaffirm it’s place in the modern musical landscape.
The Most Ugly Child play country music the way it’s supposed to be played, with battered hearts worn on their sleeves. The band is centred around the songwriting partnership of Daniel Wright and Stevie-Leigh Goodison who have been likened to some of the great country duos of the past. Their live shows are full of romanticism, sorrow and grit. This is not revivalist music, this is timeless. Songs of love and loss.
After a busy few years playing shows across the length and breadth of the country, 2017 saw the release of their first full length album, ‘Copper And Lace’
“The Most Ugly Child will probably find a welcoming home in the hearts of folks susceptible to an intoxicating dose of traditional country music, with the UK’s Americana circuit being a likely destination. One certainty is those that seek out this record will be richly rewarded.”- Three Chords And The Truth
“Irresistible” – Dean Jackson, BBC Introducing
“‘Copper and Lace’ is one hell of a ride, with just the right pacing to let you catch your breath in between the full-on moments. Keep your eyes peeled for a live show.” – Adam Wika, Americana UK