There are some voices that are incapable of telling lies. They shine like mirrors before the soul, their beauty is in their nakedness, their honesty and their vulnerability. They draw us in like magnets. Like candle wax any resistance melts into the flame. Continue Reading →
Songs I love
I started recording this series of covers about two years ago with the idea of sharing versions of songs that have inspired me over the years. Some of the songs are by known songwriters and some are traditionals. I’ll be recording a new one every month and uploading them up as I go along. All the songs are downloadable for free in exchange of your email, so you can be alerted of any updates directly in your mailbox.
I’ll be recording in my home studio but the lo-finess’ll be part of the process. For the most part, it’ll be just a case of putting a mike in front of a guitar or any other instrument that comes to hand with another for the voice and pressing record with a quick mix afterwards.”
I hope you’ll enjoy these tributes to the songs and songwriters I love.
Of all the songs I could have chosen, I had to go and choose this one! I know, I know.. Continue Reading →
Those of you who’ve been to a gig recently may well have heard me sing this haunting song first written and recorded by Skip James back in the 1930’s. Continue Reading →
I first heard this song many moons ago when the bulk of what I listened to consisted almost entirely of music from the deep American south recorded between 1920 and 1933. Continue Reading →
I discovered the song “Morena do mar” a few years ago and have been hypnotised by it ever since. Continue Reading →
My friend, the photographer Anders Edstrom, was the first person to introduce me to the music of Will Oldham. Continue Reading →