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Polly Paulusma

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Polly Paulusma is an English singer-songwriter, touring recording artist, record producer, label founder and author.

In 2003, tucked away in her garden shed, 28-year-old Polly Paulusma recorded her debut album, Scissors In My Pocket. Record label One Little Indian signed her up and the album received immediate and widespread critical acclaim upon its international release in 2004.

Paulusma was catapulted around the world, supporting Bob Dylan, Jamie Cullum, Coldplay, Marianne Faithfull, and played Glastonbury, T in the Park and Cambridge Folk Festival.

She also toured the USA twice, supporting Joseph Arthur and The Divine Comedy. Her montage video for Over the Hill from 2004 captures some of those adventures.

Since then she has made 10 releases, completed a PhD and published an academic book on folk music and prose. She founded indie-folk label Wild Sound in 2012, which is now a folk imprint at the newly-named One Little Independent. A new album with producer Ethan Johns is in production, slated for release this year.