Giles remains deeply rooted in the acoustic, early country blues.
His 2015 solo album “Rain is such a Lonesome Sound”, featuring early Delta blues and ragtime on acoustic guitars and harmonicas, was widely praised by blues Press and radio:
“Blues Matters” wrote: “Artists of the quality of Giles Hedley are rare and the ability to make this music sound fresh and not hackneyed is a wondrous thing.”
“Blues in Britain” called it: “the authentic feel of country blues with fine guitar and his legendary harp prowess … a great introduction to the master craftsman”.
“R2” magazine wrote: “a wonderfully authentic roots musician … laid back yet technically complex”