LEWIS 'BURNER' PUGH
'THE BALLAD OF EMILY SWANN'
‘The Ballad Of Emily Swann’ is a true story about a lass from Wombwell, South Yorkshire, who was arrested and hanged in Leeds for the murder of her abusive husband. It was a double execution, along with her lover John Gallagher, in 1903. The chorus is based on the last words they exchanged just before their deaths.
Vinyl release in 2024 on Shed Load Records : www.shedloadrecords.co.uk
All instruments played by Lewis except the pedal steel played by Steven Hicken Jr & fiddle played by Niles Krieger.
"A murder ballad well worth recording" - ED PICKFORD
"Lewis is a great song writer" - JESSE DANIEL
Lewis 'Burner' Pugh is an artist from Leeds influenced by everything from bluegrass and country through to skiffle and punk. Brought up on bluegrass and folk music, he plays traditional music and his own songs which are often political. He also plays with The Burner Band.
Lewis has supported the likes of Bob Log III, The Mary Wallopers, Jesse Daniel & The Legendary Shack Shakers. He has also appeared at Maverick Festival, Deer Shed Festival, Orwell Bluegrass festival and Strummer Camp. Previous albums have received rave reviews in The Morning Star, fRoots Magazine and FATEA Magazine.
'Bullets For Bread', his third solo album, is due for release on Shed Load Records early 2024.