About

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, Mac and Laura sat down to write their first song together and straight away people commented on the way their voices and styles complimented each other. The songwriting continued and 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 2019, the duo released their second, EP ‘Little Bird’, which has already had over 100,000 streams on Spotify and has been featured on some of the most popular indie/folk YouTube playlists, resulting in millions of plays in just a few months.

“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.”

We would love to hear from you! 

If you’d like to enquire about having Our Atlantic Roots sing at a festival or event, please email: [email protected] or head over to the contact page.

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Little Bird Single

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Song Lyrics for Little Bird – The EP

Here are the lyrics to each song on the Little Bird EP. Track listing: Little Bird Bless This Land Carry On Wildflowers Little Bird Little bird sing your song Little …

Little Bird – The EP Recording

Every song that we write is a little journey. Recording and releasing music feels like a little adventure! We learn lots, there are ups and downs, there are times we …

Little Bird, Sing Your Song.

On the 14th June 2019, we released our very first single, ‘Little Bird’. This is the title track from our four song EP, due to be released in September. For …