The Good Intentions are husband and wife duo R Peter Davies and Gabielle Monk.
Based in Liverpool, they have emerged over the last few years as part of the new wave of UK alt-country acts. Fusing old-time country with a traditional British sensitivity, they have developed their own singular voice and sound. In 2011, they were voted Best Americana Band at the British Country Music Awards.
Their songs are rooted in the timeless music carried to America by the emigrants from the British Isles, most of whom departed from the very port where Peter and Gabrielle live. The Good Intentions are bringing that music home.
Playing mostly original compositions with mainly acoustic instruments, and singing close harmonies, they are often complemented on record and on stage by additional occasional band members.
They have so far released three albums, have toured the UK, the US, and on the Continent, and have guested on the legendary Bob Harris Country show on BBC Radio.
"These songs are not just timeless, they are true classics, right up there with the best of the Louvins, the Delmores, the Blue Sky Boys and early Everlys". - Maverick
Joined by Tom Mason
When not donning the tricorn hat with the Blue Buccaneers, Tom Mason tours as a solo act, entertaining crowds with his guitar and dobro playing, his musical stroy-telling, and songs from his recent solo CD "Salmagundi", an anthology of his non-nautical tunes and a good bit of slide guitar. Be forwarned, though, his solo shows stray from typical shoe-grazing sensitive singer-songwriter fare, owing as much to Vaudeville as Nashville.