by Takeshi Suga in Video on Friday 16 August 2013

I first photographed Japanese folk duo Humbert Humbert at Celtic Connections 2011 in the UK. Despite it being their first ever show outside of Japan, their folk/country/Japanese nursery rhyme-inspired music received a rapturous reception.

Earlier this year, they headed over to Nashville to record their new album with Grammy Award winner, Tim O’Brien, as sound engineer. American roots music is another important source of inspiration for their music. The album is slated for early 2014 release.