I remember one late night a couple of years ago sharing with some friends our desire (as a family) to live a more uncomplicated life…living simply, a strong desire to be as far removed from the rat race as possible. We got to talking more and shared stories like you do…the one constant was how those that were wealthier led more complicated lives and seemed a lot less happier for it. It was then that I was first told a story or parable if you like about a fisherman, an old tale about the pursuit of wealth and the trappings that come with it.
That tale came right back to me when I heard this song from Dundee based Singer-Songwriter Ed Muirhead called Simple Life which is based on that very story:
After learning piano from a lady in Lanark, Ed’s love of music (and black and white keys in particular) took shape. As a teenager he wrote a few songs and poems, then later played in a few bands and began writing more songs. . .
Ed’s solo career began by accident: his band were booked for a gig in December 2009, but the weather that night was particularly wintry. His band was unable to make it so he volunteered to go along anyway and sing a few songs.
He was bitten by the bug, people enjoyed the music, and he had to do it again . . .
There’s been a steady stream of music ever since, with appearances in various venues, and a well received debut 10-track album “Cage for the Clouds” in 2011. During 2012 he wrote a fresh batch of songs as he travelled around the world with his ‘day job’ – and these form the basis of his new project . . .
A name I think we’ll be hearing a lot more from.
Order Simple Life here: http://edmuirhead.bandcamp.com/album/simple-life. Also to get a 10% discount simpley type ‘folkradiouk’ when buying.