17 February 2023
Cornwall based indie duo, Our Atlantic Roots (Mac and Laura Johnston) bring an uplifting blend of American & British alt-folk, with hope-filled harmonies that are rich, dynamic and unite beautifully. Their sound isn’t something you could squeeze into one genre ‘box’; certain songs have a clear connection with the country/bluegrass sound, whereas others are delicately stripped back; acoustic alt-folk style tracks.
The husband/wife duo met at ministry school in North Carolina in 2012. Just a few weeks after meeting, Mac and Laura sat down to write their first song together and straight away people commented on the way their voices and styles complimented each other.
In 2014 the duo married and relocated to the UK. September 2017 saw the release of Mac and Laura’s debut EP ‘First Light’ recorded with award-winning folk producer Andy Bell.
In 2019, the duo released their second EP ‘Little Bird’, which has since had over 500K streams on Spotify. Little Bird, Carry On & Wildflowers were also featured on popular indie/folk playlists by ‘AlexRainbird Music’, resulting in millions of plays for these songs on this popular YouTube channel.
2022 will bring new ‘Our Atlantic Roots’ music to your ears, so keep watching and listening! You can find Mac and Laura on YouTube/Spotify/Soundcloud/Bandcamp/Apple Music and most social media spaces too. Be sure to connect with them and remember to tag them #ouratlanticroots in your stories and posts.