Tambour is a truly accomplished string musician, that is without a doubt. Each track on Humbling Tides is as graciously delivered as a John Martyn piece, with all of the liberty that only complete mastery of an instrument can provide. Exquisite melodies are allowed space to breathe – there’s no cluttering of instruments or production techniques, just the presentation of a man, his voice and his story with a few embellishments from a violin or perhaps a cello. A sparse,  but delicately placed violin on ‘Shields’, for example brings a deep, touching dimension that only this kind of stripped back, acoustic music can achieve.

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