I feel genuinely lucky to have been present at the Roundhouse this Sunday night for a live show from composer Nico Muhly, performing with and directing Britton Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra.

Not only was the performance from Nico himself magical and enthralling, especially his solo opening piece,  ‘Mad Rush’ by Philip Glass, we were also audience to 4 beautiful American folk songs with vocals provided by the lovely Sam Admidon (who I saw last year at the Monto) and what, for me at least, was a surprise cameo from Beth Orton.

Beth Orton - Trailer Park

Sam and Beth performed a duet of a song from Sam’s forthcoming album, I See The Sign, due for release on Bedroom Community in March.

Seeing Beth reminded me of this track:

Beth Orton – She Cries Your Name

Spirited folk melodies etched by strings and given definition by the sturdy vocal provide a subtle cloak for some lively beats and blips in my favourite track from her 2000 album, Trailer Park.

I first heard it on an episode of Roswell (2.17 – Cry Your Name), a show that did the *right* thing and ended on an extremely high note after 3, nicely wrapped up seasons, containing only a single episode I feel the need to skip when re-watching the DVD box set.