Folk music. The best.
Folk music. The best.
A fitting tribute to rainy winter weather just when spring is arriving where I live. And a cool song.
An old fave of mine, from the Weakerthans’ album Reconstruction Site, the only album by them I know and own. Never got around to exploring their output more thoroughly although it would most probably be worth it.
This is ‘just’ a living room/kitchen home recording, and a splendid one at that. Her voice is excellent, and so’s the song. Written by Greg Brown’s wife Iris Dement, and covered by Brown on his most recent studio album Freak Flag this version sounds entirely different and decidedly non-countryish. I love it a lot.I listend to Lauren Hoffman and her then-band September 67 in the late 1990’s, so it’s been quite a while, but she’s definitely still got a lot of talent and is using it in her current band The Secret Storm.
This is an unofficial video I found on YouTube to celebrate the arrival of my copy of The Pines’ latest, splendid album Above The Prairie (released early February 2016). More info and my review of the album to follow in the next few weeks. In the meantime, all that’s left for me to say is: Enjoy.
Something to lift my (and hopefully yours too) spirit. God knows I need that today.
Bob Nelson, Folksinger and archivist of the Pacific Northwest Folklore Society talks about meeting Pete Seeger and his life lived for and with Folk Music in this video. Needless to say, he sure has got quite a few stories to tell. His recollections begin sometime in the 1950’s when he was (at the age of 16) president of the Seattle Folk Singing Society and organised a concert for Seeger. It being the McCarthy area it was no wonder that he himself, like Seeger, aroused the interest of the local FBI branch. He talks about all this and more in a fascinating 38 minute video. A life devoted to Folk music, indeed. They are organising coffee-house type of concerts on a regular basis, a shame I am not living in the Seattle area, so I can only enjoy the info on their website (www.pnwfolklore.org) and some of their videos on their YouTube channel where this video can also be found.
Do you feel it too?
Not much I know about her yet, just discovered her fine, delicate music (actually she reached out to me via my Tumblr blog. Thanks Allana!).
Check out her fine 2015 release Absence here at her Bandcamp page
This is the first lovely song from Absence, Stranded
Oh, that sweet voice.
She’s about to release her next mini album In Your Hands in a few weeks time
This is a harrowing story and a great song, in a touching performance.