Our Song of the Day is a track première from Naomi Bedford’s forthcoming album ‘A History of Insolence‘ on which she explores songs of freedom, dissent & strife. Her version of the trad song Gypsy Davy is wonderful and features backing vocals from Justin Currie (Del Amitri) along with Paul Simmonds (The Men They Couldn’t Hang) on guitar and Gerry Diver on tenor guitar and mandolin. She had this to say about the track:
I adapted this song from a combination of different sources. My favourite versions were always those by Tom Paley and also Jean Ritchie but I preferred the sentiment of Woody Guthrie – so I bastardised them, wrote a chorus and invited Justin Currie to come and sing his wonderful harmony.
A History of Insolence is released on 8 September and is Naomi’s second album. As Naomi explains; “My partner, Paul Simmonds (The Men They Couldn’t Hang songwriter) and I were plotting our next musical project in my kitchen one evening – we had virtually decided to look at Love, Passion and Devotion as our subject matter. Then, after 2 tequilas, 3 whiskys and a spirited discussion about the state of the nation, we completely changed course. And the product of that spirited conversation is this album!”
Upcoming Dates feat Naomi & Paul
17.08 – Wickham Festival Main stage, Wickham Festival
18.09 – A History of Insolence CD Launch, The Slaughtered Lamb, London