Let Ida Mae take you on a joyride across the vast American expanse. Be introduced to
all manner of eccentric characters along the way – drunken poets, fallen oligarchs,
heartbroken country music stars – and revel in the chaos and carnage of a world on the
This is the British folk-rock duo’s spectacular third album, Thunder Above You.
Recorded in just seven days, Thunder Above You marks the most significant creative
period in Ida Mae’s astounding career to date. It followed months of touring the states
with legendary artists including Willie Nelson and Lucinda Williams, driving from clubs
to arena shows and, all the while, being inspired by the dramatic landscapes that
Ida Mae are husband and wife duo Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean Ward. They met
while studying at university, quickly bonding over their mutual passion for music and
later forming their first band, Kill It Kid. Penning three critically acclaimed records they
spent their early twenties touring extensively across Europe.
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