Rick and Steve Payne's long awaited joint CD 'The Dartmouth Sessions' was released in Dartmouth on the 17th October 2014.

This purely acoustic set features 14 original tracks by Rick and Steve and was produced and recorded in Dartmouth by Guy Rigby during August 2014. The album captures perfectly the essence of the 60's Blues/Folk boom - the sound mirroring the likes of pioneers Bert Jansch, John Renbourne and Davey Graham.

‘Rick and I have been playing together on and off for over 20 years. A strange but unique musical communication between us means we have never rehearsed together but it always somehow seems to work. this album was no exception no rehearsals in the build up to recording it, we just let the thing run and this is the outcome - a very organic and spontaneous feel to the tracks. Some written as we went along. Nice one!
 - Steve Payne

‘Steve and I have played together many times over the years and never really rehearsed or recorded. We tend to play on the edge which has always kept the creative juices flowing. It can make the hairs stick up on the back of your neck - red light on just play. People still think we’re brothers, we’re not, but I guess in music we really are. We've been coming down to Dartmouth on and off for the past twenty five years. It’s like a second home to us both - the folks here welcomed us and took us in - and still do’
- Rick Payne


Check out these audio previews

Raise A Glass
Tune For Anji
Ragtime Suzie
St James Infirmary
Riding To LA
Little One
Blues In The Rain
One In A million
Head Above The Water
Pumpernickel Bread
Walking Blues