Superb musicianship and an affinity for high-energy music have got placed Chris Hardwood & Andy Reducing among England’s leading folk music artists. FolkRoots stated that “everything they contact sounds great,” Dirty Linen stated “their obvious interest for the music, aswell as their commitment with their musicianship, elevates them above most others within their genre.” Diatonic key accordion (melodeon) participant Cutting is constantly on the balance his participation using the duo with are a highly reputed session participant. His resumé contains recording schedules with stellar United kingdom folk artists such as for example June Tabor and Kate Rusby, and United kingdom rings, including Tanteeka and Blowzabella. Originally inspired by British church music, Hardwood is similarly versed in the original music of Quebec and France. He also has using the Chris Hardwood Trio, offering violinist Anne Hardwood and cellist Nick Cooper. Hardwood and Cutting sometimes perform with both Duo Quartet, an organization they tell accordion participant Karen Tweed and guitarist Ian Carr. Since 1997, Hardwood has also used an acoustic trio he stocks with important guitarist/vocalist Martin Carthy and guitarist/fiddler Roger Wilson. Their debut record, Hardwood Wilson Carthy, premiered in 1998. As well as Carthy, Wilson, Tweed, and Jean Francois Vrod, Hardwood and Cutting very own and operate the RUF record label.