The Second part of my annual music roundup.
Jack White : Did You Hear John Hurt? (from Another Day, Another Time)
The Avett Brothers : That’s How I Got To Memphis (from Another Day, Another Time)
Danny Schmidt : Cries Of Shadows (from Owls)
Eliza Gilkyson : Peace Call (from Land Of Milk & Honey)
Bruce Cockburn : Pacing The Cage (from Slice O Life)
The Honey Dewdrops : Loneliest Songs (from Tangled Country)
Eric Bibb : Sittin’ In A Hotel Room (from Deeper In The Well)
Joan Shelley : No More Shelter (from Over And Even)
Son Volt : True To Life (Live At The Bottom Line 2/12/96) (from Trace)
Donovan : Epistle To Derroll (from A Gift From A Flower To A Garden)
Dar Williams : If I Wrote You (from Many Great Companions)
Bill Morrissey & Greg Brown : Fishing With Bill (from Friend Of Mine)
The Cowboy Junkies : Misguided Angel (from The Trinity Sessions)
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer : Way Over Yonder in The Minor Key (from Little Blue Egg)
Derroll Adams (1925 – 2000) was an American Folk Singer, living for most of his life in Europe. He worked extensively with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott in the 1950’s and became friends with Donovan.
Having just discovered his work I do not yet know much about him and am not very familar with his music, but this song has a captivating quality I find hard to resist.