‘How Red Is The Blood’, the debut album from Auckland duo Tattletale Saints, was named Best Folk Album for 2014 at the Auckland Folk Festival in Kumeu over the weekend.
Tattletale Saints, otherwise known as Cy Winstanley and Vanessa McGowan, came out on top to win the Tui ahead of other finalists – Into The East of Invercargill for their album ‘Fight From the Inside’, and Auckland soloist Chris Priestley with his ‘Unsung Heroes’.
After a successful crowd funding campaign raising $22,000 the duo recorded their album in Nashville, Tennessee with Grammy Award winning producer Tim O’Brien and engineer David Ferguson. Read NZM’s coverage of the campaign and album here.
The Auckland Folk Festival is an annual festival of music, song and dance held at Kumeu Showground, northwest of Auckland. It is organised by members of Devonport Folk Music Club, Titirangi Folk Music Club, Auckland Bluegrass & Traditional Old Time Country Music Club, the NZ Gaidhealtachd, and City of Auckland Morris Dancers.