TO celebrate a magical musical collaboration that has resulted in a life-long friendship between acclaimed singers Boo Hewerdine and Darden Smith, the pair will be playing a handful of shows in the UK this summer, including the Milton Rooms in Malton.

Boo and Darden met 30 years ago, introduced by a publisher, and wrote songs together for four days in London.

The results secured them a record deal with Ensign Records and a short while later they found themselves in Austin, Texas, recording the album Evidence.

The album is a potent mix of Americana and Ukana and received rave reviews, among them an inclusion in the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums book.

Boo and Darden will be joined by guest musicians Sonny Landreth, Syd Straw and Reece Wynans.

Boo Hewerdine said: “Darden and I are so excited to take our collaborative album on tour.

“This partnership holds a special place in both our hearts and to team up and take it on the road, is just fantastic.”

Boo added: “We look forward to seeing lots of people come out and enjoy our Americana sound.”

Boo Hewerdine and Darden Smith will be at the Milton Rooms on Tuesday, June 11.

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