Oh yeah, we’re still going with bluegrass. Oh, and sorry for the wordy post yesterday; I was kind of in a mood to write and that’s what came out. And by “sorry” I mean “I’m trying to write more than just ‘here’s an album you might like’ but that was still unexpected compared to what I’ve done before”. *ahem*
Moving along, the next artist I found is Noel Bush.
Poor Folk is tagged on Jamendo as “folk” / “americana” – and that much, I think I agree with. It’s definitely folk, and there are some instances of americana in there. And truthfully, this album is probably more folkish than bluegrass, but I think it’s close enough that we can stretch the genre definitions a little.
What I noticed about his songs, after looking at the supplied lyrics that came with the album download, is that most of his tracks are traditional folk songs, while a track like “1913 Massacre” is a Woody Guthrie tune. Some good interpretations on the album.
And like yesterday, where we had a traditional-sounding bluegrass album recorded in Alaska, we have a traditional folk album recorded in a very untraditional place; Poor Folk was recorded in St. Petersberg, Russia, of all places. I swear, I did not consciously try to pick these albums based on their unorthodox choices for recording these traditional style albums.
Anyway, you can download Noel Bush’s Poor Folk from a number of places, but I got my copy from Jamendo.