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The Duke of Norfolk is peripatetic folk musician and multi-instrumentalist Adam Howard.


Having grown up in bluegrass territory and later studied Sound Design at the University of Edinburgh, Howard's music nestles somewhere between traditional folk instrumentation and more modern electronic folk.


More than somewhat bookish and deeply fascinated by religion & mythology, Howard’s writing tends to reflect the conflict between the fantastic / idealistic worlds of books & dreams and the reality of the ordinary.


A Pebble of the Brook, named for William Blake’s poem “The Clod and the Pebble”, is about perception. The songs attempt to look at the same things with different lenses. In many ways it is the second part to his last album, Attendre et Espérer, as it is also centered around grief.


The album follows the thread of it as it leaves its sanctioned place at funerals and anniversaries to hide itself in travel photos, shifting relationships, and bicycle injuries.

A Pebble of the Brook begins with the voice of the dead questioning our perspective and ends with his admission of uncertainty. It was released on May 21st, 2021.

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