With a father from Dublin and a mother from Trinidad, Misty River’s music reflects a rich range of cultural influences. Having "run away" from a strict classical conservatoire to immerse herself in traditional fiddle music in the west of Ireland, she quickly became a sought-after violinist and fiddler, touring with acts from the Corrs to the Kooks, Serj Tankien to Sinead O’Connor. She began writing and singing her own songs after the onset of a chronic illness, and identity in adversity is a recurrent theme in Promises.
“As a result of my illness, it looked like I wouldn’t be able to play any more. That uncertainty gave me an overwhelming sense that now was the time to get on with things, once-and-for-all.” It was then she began writing, and found her own voice – quite literally. “one of the reasons my voice is so unusual is that my condition affects my vocal chords too.”
Misty River’s harmonious blend of Americana and traditional roots music combines soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics with honey-sweet vocals. The debut album, released on October 1st includes the gently captivating Take This Dance, which featured on both the Oscar-winning film “A Phone Call” and the award-winning Netflix documentary “A Secret Love”.
The album, produced by husband Adam Morley and mixed in Nashville by Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton, The White Stripes), draws on the music on which she was raised, from Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones and The Band to the Dubliners and Roberta Flack.