Annie - vocals, guitar, frame drum, cajon, gong, tibetan bowls, other percussion
Phil - guitars (standard, tenor and baritone), mandolin, organ, harpsichord, bass
Hobbyhorse's music is in the spirit of experimentation and the expansion of the imagination. They take psychedelic folk/rock into the present day with their poetic songwriting and adventurous arrangements.
DJ Frederick, Seldom Heard Radio
This wonderful album opens with the swirling sustain of an organ, lilting percussion (bodhran?) quiet, precise guitar and earthy vocals & builds from there. Traditional in one sense, quietly experimental in others, Hobbyhorse's Break in the Clouds embodies the magic that is woven in the art of folk music - and by folk music I mean music that is authentic, spirited & manifest from the love of creation rather than 'music industry' profit motive. Each song is a delight of discovery.
DD Rocker, Iron Maidens Radio Show
I received your CD today - thank you so much! I find the music simultaneously stimulating and relaxing (if that makes sense), as well as being downright enchanting!
I'll play three tracks from it, for sure [on my next show]. No doubt I'll get some other songs from the CD on-air on subsequent shows.
... The instrumental music alone is extremely well worth taking the time to listen to. There are a couple of songs, one in particular, "Goddess of Mercy" that I found easy to use while meditating and “Lullaby”, a easy simple soft tune one I use to ease myself with and I love the instrumentals in it. The entire CD has several sections where the talents of the artist are proven over and over again. While I have not seen them in person, I can only imagine from what I have heard and read from those that have had the opportunity to see them, it is an experience you soon won’t forget.- SageKatt