State of the Union

About State of the Union

Boo Hewerdine and Brooks Williams as State of the Union, create a magical, stripped back and enthralling musical atmosphere with two guitars and two voices. Their performances are consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining. The songs State of the Union create are equal parts wit, whimsy and pathos. Both have an impeccable sense of rhythm and melodic beauty. Their sound is huge, two guitars and two voices exceeding the sum of the parts. They interweave melodies and harmonies, nimble picking and full-tilt chording. It’s rich and expertly executed. And both love the craft of writing. State of the Union is now working on their fourth album to be release in 2021 on Reveal Records. 

Boo Hewerdine is known from his years fronting much loved English rock band The Bible but he has since enjoyed a solo career spanning over two decades and written thousands of published songs including those for Eddi Reader, Sia, Chris Difford, Kris Drever and KD Lang. His most recent album Before came out in Autumn 2019 on Reveal Records. 

Brooks Williams is an Americana singer-songwriter-guitarist, in 2020 celebrating 30-years touring and recording with tours in both the USA and the UK, as well as collaborations with Rab Noakes, Sloan Wainwright and Hans Theessink. His new album, Work My Claim, released in Spring 2020, features John McCusker, Christine Collister, Phil Richardson and Aaron Catlow.


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