Folk Show: Episode 11 Playlist
Ye Vagabonds – Wake Up
From Ye Vagabonds (image above) highly anticipated self-titled debut album, due to be released on Friday 13th October 2017 on Inglenook Records. We featured their new video for Song Long Forgotten here. Fans can pre-order the album now on Bandcamp.
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage – Way Over Yonder in Minor Key
The new single from Hannah Sander and Ben Savage to mark the 50th Anniversary of Woody Guthrie. Read more about it here.
Anne Briggs – Blackwater Side
The first of three tracks in this week’s show taken from the new Topic Records compilation – The Real Sound of Folk Music. This is from Anne’s self-titled 1971 release. Don’t miss our Vinyl Giveaway and a special offer from Vinyl180 which you can read about here.
Findlay Napier – Glasgow
From Scottish singer-songwriter Findlay Napier’s second solo album Glasgow, due for release on 13 October 2017 via CherryGrove Records. A characteristically wry yet lyrical, offbeat yet heartfelt paean to his adopted hometown. The album was produced by Boo Hewerdine. www.findlaynapier.com
Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock – Lost (Adjective)
From their new album, Death Had Quicker Wings Than Love. We premiered the album along with a track by track guide from Marry Waterson here in which she told us “I really struggled with some of Dave’s new song structures when we first began writing the album, especially on this one. I said “I don’t know what to do with that Dave, I can’t hear a path for any of the lyrics I have
“He fired off something like “C’mon Marry, you’re brilliant, there’s only you that can come up with this, I’m going for a smoke, c’mon”. And to my surprise when he came back in, I’d sung the words for ’Lost’ into the song, just as it is on the record. I found the lyric from synonyms of the word ‘lost’.”
Richard Thompson – The Poor Ditching Boy
From Richard’s new album Acoustic Rarities – you can read Peter’s review here.
Saz’iso – Avaz
One of two tracks from the brilliant album At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me – Following his first visit to Albania in 2014 Joe Boyd assembled a group of virtuoso musicians and legendary singers who went under the name of Saz’iso. This October 13th, sees the release of their long-awaited album via Glitterbeat, recorded by Grammy-winning engineer Jerry Boys. Read more here.
House and Land – The Day is Past and Gone
Appalachian duo House and Land are touring the UK & Europe this month. If you love the minimalist folk music of Cath and Phil Tyler, Shirley Collins, Lankum and Anna & Elizabeth then folk duo House and Land may well be right up your street. More here.
Davy Graham – Angi
The second track from the new Topic Records compilation – The Real Sound of Folk Music. This was from The EP 3/4 (1962).
Jon Boden – Bee Sting
Jon is our Artist of the Month for October and this is from his new album Afterglow, which we’ve just reviewed here.
“The musicianship on display across this forty-five-minute journey is fault-free throughout and shifts seamlessly from orchestral dazzlements to restrained acoustic partnerships that lightly brush the vocal and create a chambered atmosphere. It is a full, large scale and grand piece of work that is as intelligent as it is entertaining, and it confirms Jon Boden as one of the most interesting and exciting British singers and arrangers currently working.”
Laura Baird – Pretty Polly
I couldn’t resist sharing another track after last week: From Laura Baird’s upcoming debut solo album, I Wish I Were a Sparrow. With a musical timeline dating back to her early childhood, Laura Baird is an exceptionally talented multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, best known for her projects with her sister, Meg, as The Baird Sisters, and guitarist Glenn Jones. Baird’s own sound stems from the Appalachian folk tradition, and she connects to it via family lineage–her great-great uncle I.G. Greer’s folk recordings for the Library of Congress are a large influence. On Sparrow Baird plays odes to the tradition from which she learned to play, combining Appalachian balladry, the roughness of old field recordings, and a dose of dreaminess and solitude that captures the distinct environment of sleepy central New Jersey. This is where Baird departs from tradition, leaving the communal origins of folk music and capturing the singular self. An amalgam of old and new.
Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp – Carrickmannon Lake
A welcome return from Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp…they capture the tradition in such a fresh way and appealing way. This is from their new album The Poacher’s Fate due for release on Broken Token Records on November 25th. it was produced by Ian Carter of Stick in the Wheel.
Brigid Mae Power – Don’t Shut Me Up Politely
A new single from Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brigid Mae Power which is out on October 6th, via Tompkins Square. Brigid is performing at Bush Hall on October 16th alongside Gwenifer Raymond and Dylan Golden Aycock. More details here.
Peter Knight’s Gigspanner – Green Gravel
From Peter Knight’s Gigspanner groundbreaking fourth album The Wife of Urban Law due for release on October 31st. I’ve only just received this release but I can tell you now, this is their best to date. We’ll have more on the album soon but make sure you read our recent interview with Peter here.
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards – California Calling
From Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards new album California Calling due for release October 6th. Don’t miss their UK Tour dates which kick off this month. More here.
Saz’iso – Nenocke
The second track from At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me (see above)
The Watersons – Pace-Egging Song
And we end on The Watersons, the final track to feature from the new Topic Records compilation – The Real Sound of Folk Music. From their 1965 album Frost and Fire. As I mentioned above, don’t miss our Vinyl Giveaway and a special offer from Vinyl180 which you can read about here.