I'll be back with more Ted-related posts next week but in the meantime here are some sounds for your Sundays (and beyond).
First let's see what you make of English folk singer/songwriter Steve Tilston. Tilston is based up in the area of Yorkshire I was writing about in the last post (Hebden Bridge I think) and he really is very talented. He's been performing on the folk scene for years and some of his songs are performed by loads of other musicians (perhaps the song 'Slip jigs and reels' most of all). He's not famous outside the folk scene which I imagine is largely out of choice. Here's his website and here's his myspace page. Also here is a clip of him singing about the King of the Coiners (David Hartley of the 18th century Cragg Vale or Yorkshire Coiners...or counterfeiters...for the history start here):
There are lots of Tilston songs I like more than this one but this was the best clip I could find online. We have the cd 'The Greening Wind' and it is stunning so you could start off with that one if you think you might like him.
Over the Atlantic now and here's a song from Joan Osborne. We've always loved her 1995 album 'Relish' in this family and we were listening to it in the car yesterday. There are loads of great songs on it (my least favourite is probably the huge hit 'One of us'...I like it...just not as much as some of the others) but yesterday this one caught my ear the most. I didn't really want a live version but this is all I could find:
That's it for now. Hope you've enjoyed these and see you for more poetry in the week.
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