With interest building and building in the singer-songwriter, Hattie Briggs’ journey into the folk world has been somewhat unorthodox, starting in January with her decision to drop out of a Russian degree at Oxford University and return to her Gloucestershire home to focus on song writing. Since then it’s been full steam ahead for the 21year-old, with debut EP My Shepherd’s Hut under her belt and the single ‘Pull Me Down’ reaching number 19 in the iTunes singer songwriter chart.
Hot on the back of that EP, recognition of her blossoming musical ability resulted in a nomination in this year’s prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, live performances on the BBC Introducing stage at Wychwood Festival, a support slot for Seth Lakeman at the Monmouth Festival, and plays on BBC Radio 2 from Simon Mayo and Mark Radcliffe.
Inspired by Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Katie Melua, Hattie has been busy recording her debut album at Monnow Valley Studios, produced by Peter Waterman and Dan Cassidy, brother of the late Eva Cassidy.
You can see the video for ‘Share Your Heart’ below: