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Press Kit / Bio

Hushman - The new solo project from singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Ewan MacPherson, a recognised figure on the Scottish music scene and founder member of highly acclaimed alt-folk trio Salt House and experimental “Nu-Nordic” Quartet Fribo, he also toured extensively for thirteen years with Acid-Croft pioneers Shooglenifty. 


Ewan also has much experience as a session musician and has worked with a wide range of folk and traditional artists from across Britain and the globe. His music has been played on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, Radio 3, Radio 6, with two featured albums of the week on BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal. 


He has received a number of nominations at the MG Alba Scottish Trad Music Awards, including: Instrumentalist of the Year (2014), Scottish Folk Band of the Year (Fribo 2011), Up and Coming band of the Year (Salt House 2014), Trad Music in the Media (Shooglenifty 2022). His instrumental album Fetch! was one of Songlines ‘Top of the World Albums’ in 2017.


Hushman’s debut album is released on the ever luminous Hudson Records Label.


Hushman allows Ewan to pursue his love of songwriting and Psych/Freak/Alt-folk, his warm voice, relaxed performance style, deft guitar skills and subtle electronics has drawn comparisons to Guy Garvey, Ben Howard, Sam Amidon, John Martyn, Nick Drake and Richard Thompson.


Ewan, a Liverpool born 'Anglo-Celt', grew up in Wales, was one of the first intake of Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.


 “…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.”

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