Our Atlantic Roots

Saturday 1st June 11.30 - 12.00 BBC Introducing Stage

Cornwall based indie duo, Our Atlantic Roots (Mac and Laura Johnston) bring an uplifting blend of American and British alternative folk, with harmonies that are rich and dynamic. Mac’s country bluegrass roots add a popular authentic southern vibe to many songs, with the more folk-inspired influence coming from Laura’s side of the family being English and Irish.

The husband/wife duo met in Asheboro, North Carolina in August 2012. Just a few weeks after meeting, they wrote their first song together and straight away people commented on the way their voices and styles complimented each other. The coming months sparked a flame that would turn into quite the adventure. In April 2014 the duo married and relocated to the UK. September 2017 saw the release of Mac and Laura’s debut EP ‘First Light’ recorded with award-winning folk producer Andy Bell. In 2018, the duo focused on writing, and are currently recording new material which will be released throughout 2019.

“HAVEN’T BEEN AS EXCITED BY NEW MUSIC SENT INTO UCB IN AGES AS I WAS WHEN I GOT THE NEW RELEASE FROM MAC AND LAURA – SIMPLY STUNNING.”

– Steve Best UCB Radio Presenter

“ABSOLUTELY CHARMING.”

-BBC Introducing Devon and Cornwall

At the heart of all that Mac and Laura do, is a love for people and a passion to write and share authentic songs that uplift and bring hope.

“HOPE IS OUR ANTHEM.”

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