Folk Duo Travels From England To Annapolis For Show


Irish- and English-born singer-songwriters Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler are The Black Feathers, a duo who have cultivated an international following with their haunting lyricism and mesmerizing harmonies. They will showcase their unique sound at 49 West Coffeehouse in Annapolis on June 17 at 7:30pm.

Hughes and Chandler have been married to the stage — and to each other — since 2012, and they have spent the last few years spreading their wings across the U.S. and western Canada. Americana, folk and acoustic indie rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. Their music quickly draws the interest of listeners, but it is the stage chemistry that will keep them riveted.

The duo recently released two new albums, “Angel Dust & Cyanide” in 2022 and “Where We Are” in 2023, and will tour the U.S. throughout summer 2024. They recently performed on a live radio show, NPR’s “Mountain Stage” with Kathy Mattea, and will play several festivals during this tour, including Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in July and Mile of Music, Wisconsin, in August.

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