Delightful fusion of the special sounds of Kirsty McGee and Robert Garson

Ocotillo is the perfect transatlantic fusion of Kirsty McGee’s dusty, soulful vocals and Robert Garson’s bluesy, gravelly tones performing songs they describe as “from the city and the desert”. Leaning towards an American “smoke-filled room” atmosphere, their voices evoke the textures of 1930s jazz, treading a line between Americana and jazz swing balladry with a nod to Cole Porter and Tom Waits. They play such unusual instruments as musical saw, bass flute, mbira, bowed glockenspiel and lap steel. An absolute delight.