The guests at our folk club this week were Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore from the USA. I'd never heard of them before (though I had heard of Mollie's fairly famous brother ... bluegrass/country star Tim O'Brien) but this duo were over for the Glasgow Celtic Connections music festival and had taken a quick trip up to Montrose on a day off. They put on a great show up here and we liked them very much (Mollie is a great singer - hear her here) so we bought their latest CD "Saints and Sinners". It looks like this
and it features songs by many different songwriters (Richard Thompson, Dave van Ronk, Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, George Harrison, Rodgers & Hart, David Francey... a real variety show).
One of the songs in their current repertoire that I'd never come across before was "Think about your Troubles" by Harry Nilsson (1941-1994, also known just as Nilsson... famous for all sorts of things... "Without You"... being pals with the Beatles...). The song was part of the soundtrack to a 1971 animated film called "The Point!" (apparently) that was created by Nilsson with animation director Fred Wolf. I'd never heard of the animated film either (had you?) but it's about a boy with a round head in a land where everything (and everyone) is pointed. This is the bit with the Troubles song:
It's OK but having heard Mollie's version first (and loved it) of course I almost prefer hers. Anyway, hope you enjoyed it - back to packing and sorting for me...
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