Doodles in the margin from an artist living and working in the Scottish Borders.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Music on Monday: Fish Tale

Oh yeah, Music on Monday. Sorry, I had this scheduled and forgot to write anything about it.

This is Chris Wood, a monster of the current folk scene (BBC Folksinger of the Year 2011), which makes him a very small monster in global terms, but it's the globe's loss. It's people like Chris Wood that keep folk music alive, not simply by playing the old songs but writing new material in the 'folk' idiom. New songs about 'downsizing' to be happier, asparagus, his daughter hoofing someone's glasses across the schoolyard, and this beauty, an updated version of true love and the travels of a lost ring, in the chrome and steam setting of a chip shop.

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