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“Sid Griffin and the Coal Porters, a proper band with albums and tours and a fiddle.”
The Guardian, Laura Barton’s Back Page column, Friday July 18, 2008

The Coal Porters are an exciting and dynamic bluegrass combo with a DYNAMITE LIVE ACT featuring
Kerenza Peacock – fine fiddle and vocals;
Paul Fitzgerald – banjo and vocals;
Sid Griffin – vocals, mandolin, harmonica and autoharp; 
Andrew Stafford, bass;
Neil Robert Herd guitar, sporran and vocals.

The Coal Porters ‘Find The One’ Part.A

Find The One – OUT NOW!

Find The One is the Coal Porters’ fifth and most accomplished album since they unplugged, forgot about the electricity bill and prepared for global warming by morphing into an entirely acoustic act.

SID025 – The Coal Porters - Find The OneProduced by British folk-rock legend John Wood, the man behind the early classic LPs by Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, and later on recording both Squeeze and Beth Orton, Find The One features five fine Sid Griffin songs and a trio from Scottish guitarist Neil Robert Herd.

listen to samples from Find The One here;

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The Coal Porters ‘Find The One’ Part.B

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The Coal Porters playing live circa 2015

The Coal Porters playing live circa 2015. Photo by Keith Belcher


Formed in Los Angeles during the last century, as so many things were, the Coal Porters were originally an electric act centred around ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin, author of the Long Ryders 1985 hit single “Looking For Lewis And Clark”. Read on…

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