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hushman

Press Kit / Bio

Hushman is the captivating solo project of Ewan MacPherson, a renowned singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer based in Scotland. With an impressive background in the music industry, Ewan has made his mark as a founding member of the esteemed alt-folk trio Salt House and the innovative "Nu-Nordic" Quartet Fribo. Additionally, he spent thirteen years touring with Acid-Croft pioneers Shooglenifty.

Ewan's musical talents extend beyond his own projects, as he has also worked as a session musician with a number of folk and traditional artists from the UK and around the world. His music has been featured on prominent radio stations such as BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, Radio 3, and Radio 6. Notably, his albums have been recognized as "Albums of the Week" on BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal, and his instrumental album Fetch! was included in Songlines' prestigious "Top of the World Albums" in 2017.

The debut album of Hushman is released under the esteemed Hudson Records Label, known for its commitment to exceptional music. Through Hushman, Ewan explores his passion for songwriting and blends elements of Psych/Freak/Alt-folk. His warm voice, relaxed performance style, deft guitar skills, and subtle electronics have drawn comparisons to artists such as Guy Garvey, Ben Howard, Sam Amidon, John Martyn, Nick Drake, and Richard Thompson.

Born in Liverpool and raised in Wales, Ewan is an 'Anglo-Celt' who was among the first students to attend Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

Regarding his songwriting, Ewan shares, "Many of my songs work on a variety of different levels, I enjoy the ambiguous and abstract in lyrics which allow for personal interpretation. Often there are strange meanders within my lyrics which are united with an overarching meaning or feeling. I am interested in how we make our way in a society that seems, to many, to be going in the wrong direction. I find myself trying to describe feelings of disempowerment, how society can be so baffling and human decisions astounding and farcical by turns, I try to bring a gentle light to it all and am always looking for hope."

“Beautifully written and played with some gorgeously subtle arrangements…”  At the Barrier 

 

“a rich earthiness that carries all these songs to another level.”  For Folks Sake

 

“There is an elegance and quiet confidence throughout Hushman that makes it hard to resist.”   Folk Radio UK 

 

“…a little masterpiece of confidence and understatement. Wonderful.”   Folk Radio UK

 

“MacPherson’s songwriting is honest and reflective with his earthy, delicate voice…”   Spiral Earth

 

“The exquisitely crafted songs on ‘Hushman’ are imbued with the sparse backdrop of the Scottish Highlands”

                                                                               Spiral Earth 

(She Climbs the Munros) “This is a seriously beautiful song”  Americana UK.com

 

“..absolutely lovely”   Genevieve Tudor (BBC Radio Shropshire) 

 

“The album is something special.”  Blues and Roots Radio (Steve Clarke)

 

Ewan Macpherson’s new project sees him bringing concise and delicately written songs to the fore with beautifully understated arrangements. A quietly absorbing listen, Hushman is an elegantly expressive record that warrants repeat listens. Glenn Kimpton 

“It’ll certainly be one of my go-to albums throughout this long winter.”  For folks sake 

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