Couple perform latest album

Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore are performing at Tingewick Village Hall on November 1. PNL-141017-161351001
Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore are performing at Tingewick Village Hall on November 1. PNL-141017-161351001

Husband and wife musicians, The Mastersons, will be coming to the Advertiser and Review region next month.

Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore have just released their second CD Good Luck Charm and will be coming to Tingewick Village Hall, on November 1.

The pair are based in Austin, Texas and are members of Steve Earle’s band, The Dukes, featuring on his album The Low Highway.

Chris (vocals/guitar) and Eleanor (vocals/fiddle) have co-written the songs on their new album.

“This is a more purpose-driven record,” Eleanor said. “The first record was kind of his/hers, but this one is entirely ours.”

“Playing a few hundred shows has really solidified us as a band and focused our vision for the new record,” Chris said.

“Every song is crafted for the two of us. When we made Birds Fly South, it just seemed like a good idea to do a record. Now we know it is.”

Eleanor is the daughter of an opera-singer mother and a folk singer/airline pilot father, and began playing fiddle at the age of four.

Chris, meanwhile, was a teen guitar prodigy, playing the blues in Houston clubs by the age of 13.

Both future partners had considerable success as instrumentalists-for-hire, with Eleanor backing the likes of Regina Spektor, Kelly Willis, Diana Ross and Will Hoge, and Chris playing with Son Volt, Jack Ingram, Bobby Bare Jr. and Wayne Hancock.

The duo are touring the country including Belfast, Birmingham and London.

The pair are supported by Paul McClure. The show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £12 in advance or £14 on the night. Under 16s go free.

To buy tickets, visit www.empty-rooms.com or www.wegottickets.com.