“Albatross” is the stage name of British songwriter Adam Stockdale. He’s fairly new to the solo songwriter world, but he has been all over the place playing music professionally dating back to 2010 or so. He has recently shared the stage with artists like Johnny Marr, Chris Thile, and Ben Howard.
There’s nothing too fancy in the vocals or instrumentation of his songs; he just writes comfortable, thoughtful folk songs, and that’s plenty good enough.
He sounds like a classic songwriter, akin to Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, Richard Thompson, and the like. The piano and muted trumpet in the intro of the song below might also remind you of a certain greatest living songwriter in the whole wide world except for maybe Paul McCartney.
The debut LP from Albatross, entitled Desperate Times Best Forgotten, is due out later this summer.
RIYL: Ryan Adams, John Martyn, good music, old-fashioned folk songs