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Initial post: 23 May 2009 10:07:22 BDT
S.R.J says: lets make our presence felt.
To start, lets not have anal debates about what folk is or isn't, if you love folk music you know what is and isn't folk. How about whats out there for starters. There is some cracking new stuff around.
MILLISH for example, any more

Posted on 23 May 2009 13:15:58 BDT
Somebdy once told me Lau were good, you don't happen to have come across them yourslf have you?

Posted on 23 May 2009 13:54:22 BDT
S.R.J says:
Peter, might have blo*dy well known. Well now you come to mention it, ..................................................
Anyway have you given them an airing yet?

Posted on 23 May 2009 14:02:12 BDT
Havn't as it happens, though do keep meaning to. Actually been waylaid by older stuff, Trees as mentioned by B.O.F. in another thread and when I originally went looking for them was sidetracked by Mellow Candle, both of which are now in me home and excellent. Noo doubt get aroubnd to Lau fairly soon.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2009 18:02:00 BDT
Have gone on to Spotify for a listen to Arc Light. They have abiography nicked from AMG saying the were formed in 2006 and then go on to list album All This Instead as being released in 2005. Now that really is agroup ahead of its time.

Posted on 23 May 2009 19:46:39 BDT
S.R.J says:
Peter-the 'All this .........' isn't the same Lau, just had a look, yes it seems odd. The best album is the live one, and there is even a track on the new album I'm not keen on-the Beatles cover-Dear Prudence.

Posted on 24 May 2009 02:50:13 BDT
I have to admit to a liking for some 'traditional' music. I have all Martin Carthy's early topic the ones he did with Swarbrick. Never forgave him though for getting involved with the horror that was 'Steeleye Span'! Hideous group.

Posted on 24 May 2009 09:54:46 BDT
S.R.J says:
There is a tendency for some to feel a strong dislike for S. Span, I guess they were the prog 'supergroup ' of Folk, It was all Ashley Hutchings fault, and as for 'all around my hat'-ah well.................

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2009 10:32:57 BDT
Call yourself a folk lover, yet you dare to diss THE Span. Pure de bril like, they were and I rather enjoyed Hat, being picked up by the mainstream didn't make it any less a good folk ditty.Mind you they are hardly new.
A band I've enjoyed is Delta Croft Review, who appeared frequently at The Edinburgh Blues Weekend. They mix blues with traditional style folk, jigs and reels.

Posted on 24 May 2009 10:42:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 May 2009 10:45:31 BDT
S.R.J says:
No Peter I wasn't dissing them (well not overly so), but I never did like 'ALL around......'. I shall spotify Delta Croft Review asap, by the way have you heard the new Steve Earle album-very very good, as good as anything he has ever done in my view.
I can't recommend Millish enough, they blew my socks off, you can only hear them on thier website. In fact I ended up corresponding by E mail with one of the band memebers, talk about talent, what else you listening to folk wise?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2009 21:50:39 BDT
Mark Kibble says:
I've mentioned them on other threads but this is the forum where they should reside; Magna Carta the British equivilent of Simon and Garfunkel, Seasons is a magic album.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2009 23:42:27 BDT
I had possibly still do - a Magna Cartna album but in the dim and distant past of my youth, are they still on the go?
SRJ -Don't think you'll find Delta Croft on Spotify, though you never know. Not signed to a label as far as I know, but self release their albums.

Posted on 25 May 2009 08:36:47 BDT
S.R.J says:
Peter had a go . the spelling incidentally is revue-not review, so had a bit of problem tracking them down at first, then seemed unable to get any audio from anywhere. Rockabilly-ish? with a folk twist?
Magna Carta are very much Marks bag i.e. his love of folk/rock stuff, and not unpleasant on the lugs.
Still listening to Millish, a group of lads from the states with a fabulous jazz/folk thing going on, my album of the month.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2009 14:14:43 BDT
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BOF says:
Hi SRJ, Mark, Peter and Schizoid,
Be glad to join you on these threads I'm not a traditional folk fan (although that does not mean I don't like traditional folk) but have always listened to Fairport's first 10 albums (Rising for the moon being the last one), Roy Harper, John Martyn, Nick Drake, Jackie Leven, Richard (& Linda) Thompson, Sandy Denny, Pentangle, Bert Jansch, early Donovan, John Renbourn, early (first 5 albums) Steeleye Span, LAU, Mr Fox, Trees and various american artist (Kelly Joe Phelps anyone?)
In fact I'm listening to LAU on Spotify as I type this whilst grabbing 10 minutes before gardening and dog walking, Nice to hear from you all again after the madness of the music forum.
Best bones.

Posted on 25 May 2009 15:09:06 BDT
S.R.J says:
Not a folk fan-then trips off ten calssic folk bands!! Come on B.O.F out of the closet me 'ole bean. Going to check out Phelps and let you know.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2009 18:32:10 BDT
I'vealways tyhought of Kelly as a blues artiste, Whatever, he is well worth listen

Posted on 25 May 2009 18:49:34 BDT
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TheFoe says:
Mr S.R. Jackson, I like folk music as on the whole it can be very cheery stuff. Artists like Amy MacDonald and Laura Marling although commercial are a nice listen, however for raw natural talent the artist I'm most impressed with is Beck Sian. This lady stems from Australia and is Kate Bush's cousin. Apart from her fine vocals she also plays Celtic harp, Tenor recorder,Guitar and Beer bottles too! Unfortunately her album "Unfurling" is only available on ebay. It is about 10 with 16 songs and is a gamble worth taking. Hope this helps, TheFoe. Just checked ebay and its not on there (today), however check youtube for "she wanders in the fair" by Beck Sian, great stuff!

Posted on 25 May 2009 18:54:23 BDT
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BOF says:
Peter - Kelly could be seen as a blues/folk blues/country blues/country folk artist, thats the problem with putting them in boxes. If you listen to early albums by the British folk alumni (Davet Graham, Bert, John M and John R etc.) they always included blues type picking, I think the crossover is more than people realise. Lets not forget about Jackson C Frank an American who came over to England in the 60's and recorded a classic folk album (Jackson C Frank) so a real crossover.
SRJ I don't consider myself a folk fan or a prog rock fan but a 'proper' music fan and I think that jazz leads into blues into folk into rock and r nad b into soul and back to jazz etc. to quote the Lion King it's the circle of life.
Hakuna Matata.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2009 19:56:46 BDT
Mark Kibble says:
S.R.J; further to our conversation on the prog forum about 'Touchstone', I have just found out that there has been two bands with the same name. As the thread over there was relating to bands of the noughties playing proggish material I should have guessed something wasn't quite right when I saw that the two albums on spotify were dated 1982 + 4. The new land and Jealousy are both available on amazon, and well worth investing in if you enjoy folk with a celtic flavour, however there are other albums also available on amazon which I believe are the new band (lazy buggers, why couldn't they think up a new name), according to wiki they are a power/prog band which may not go down too well with the folk clientelle.

I'll never get through this list of bands, I keep coming back to Touchstone for a bit more and always end up letting it run through both albums aaaaaarrrgghh

Posted on 25 May 2009 20:59:16 BDT
hypergod says:
Surely there's something wrong here....... no insults, no inanity! what's going on?
Like BOF, I wouldn't have said I was a 'Folk' fan, but like BOF I also love The Fairports early albums and John Martyn, Donovan ('Open Road' in particular), Nick Drake, Roy Harper ('Flat Baroque And Berserk' especially), Sandy Denny (obviously), and various others.
I thought the 'Transatlantic Sessions' (is that what it was called?!, the thing on TV a few years ago with American and British artists playing together, John Martyn was on it, also Danny Thompson, Iris Dement [I think], loads of people, I videoed it at the time) was really good as well. Am I a Folky without even realising it?
ps Thanks for the pointer in this direction, MK (yes, it's his fault I found you and am now cluttering up your thread with my meanderings!), I'm off now to try and find the 'Prog' threads that I didn't even know existed!
More Love.

Posted on 25 May 2009 21:02:48 BDT
S.R.J says:
Hyper, have you ever heard Roys son-Nick, an awesome guitarist and great songwriter

Posted on 25 May 2009 21:12:10 BDT
TheFoe says:
S.R.J Thanks for acknowledging my post or have I been sent to Coventry??

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2009 21:16:10 BDT
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hypergod says:
SR; no, I can't say I have. I'll check him out on Spotify if he's on there. I've just been to the 'Prog' threads but they're a bit too prog for me, though having read the top 50 list I don't understand how anyone could rate 'Angel's Egg' above 'Flying teapot'!
ps Just checked Spotify, no Nick Harper so I'll have to file that one away for later investigation. So glad to have found you chaps again! All I need now is for MC and a few others to join those of you on here and all will be right (ish) in my little world again. I'm off for a nap, see you all in the next few days.

Posted on 25 May 2009 21:30:31 BDT
S.R.J says:
yeah, it's bed time, just hope we dont get invaded by you know who-ta ta

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2009 22:44:43 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 May 2009 22:51:05 BDT
I wasn't awate of Nick either, though I loved his dads stuff, got a couple on vinyl.
Really need to get my deck up and running and find space to make the old vinyl more accessable.
B.O.F. you are of course right that we shouldn't be too quick to pigeon-hole. That said it can be helpful to have some kind of quick reference point for fining artistes and their recordings. You have to be prepared to not get too hung up about it and the ones that ceoss the lines often lead to you becoming more aware and appreciative of new -to you - /or other styles of music
SRJ-I have been aware of folk for decades and have always rather liked it, but like many on this thread it has never really played a major part in my listening experience. There is only so much time and money and something has to give,
Sorry for confusing you re Revue, I had a feeling about that and should have checked before posting.
Norma Waterson is probably a very familiar name, if not I can tell you she has a very rich and expressive voice and well worth a punt.
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