Scottish singer and songwriter Roddy Hart first appeared on the scene with his independent release, Home Tapes, in 2004. The collection, a selection from a series of demo recordings, was solid enough that Hart soon found himself on the radio, and -- more importantly -- invited to open for the legendary Kris Kristofferson on the latter's tour of the United Kingdom. A deal soon followed with the Vertical Records label, as well as shows all over the world, including stops in North America, Japan (supporting the Trash Can Sinatras), Spain, and Ireland. He also supported Deacon Blue and Eddi Reader on UK tours. His debut album, Bookmarks, was released in the UK and the United States (in the U.S., it was released on the Compass Records label) and featured guest spots from the aforementioned Kristofferson and Eddi Reader. He has also done some off-the-cuff recordings with alt-country luminary, Ryan Adams.