Sunday, May 03, 2020

Album Sleeve Challenge Day 6

This is where you can find the explanation for the album sleeve choices I'm placing on Facebook. It's been interesting to list what has been influential, rather than what has been a favourite, although sometimes the two are the same.

Next up is Liege and Lief by Fairport Convention. I've tended to regard my musical tastes as 'acoustic' rather than 'folk', as I wanted to avoid the image of beardy bloke with finger in the ear singing in a nasal tone about fair damsels in meadows. Fairport certainly do traditional folk, but the musicianship and the vocals of Sandy Denny put them in a different class, but also opened up folk music to me. 

Just after Debbie died, some friends invited me to join them at the Cropredy Festival in the August, and so discovering folk, and beginning to recover are kind of closely associated. No Cropredy this year, but I intend to be there in 2021.

If you're a bit of a sceptic [and I would understand that], check out Crazy Man Michael as a track.

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