Reviews of “Wake The Union”, Show of Hands, produced by Mark Tucker 2012
Katrina, Chris Hoban’s tribute to New Orleans and the power of love following the hurricane devastation, has stirring words and is heightened by the assured banjo of Dukh’s player Leonard Podolak. There is also haunting sound effects of a storm.
Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph
The thirteenth studio album by one of Britain’s most enduring acoustic roots duos features fifteen new songs predominantly from the pen of chief songwriter Steve Knightley, with a little help from Seth Lakeman on the opening song Haunt You, together with Chris Hoban’s hauntingly beautiful ode to New Orleans Katrina, Bob Dylan’s obscure cowboy song Seven Curses and Richard Shindell’s Prairie ballad Reunion Hill.
Allan Wilkinson, blog “iconoclast”