Devin Hoff - Voices From The Empty Moor (Songs Of Anne Briggs)
Bassist, composer and arranger Devin Hoff has been intensively studying the music of Anne Briggs for over a decade. Briggs was a leading light of the 1960"s English folk scene, a gifted songwriter and improviser, as well as an amateur musicologist who revived traditional English, Scottish, and Irish Traveller songs with an unpretentious approach that perhaps presaged the rebellion of punk as much as it honoured tradition.
Voices From the Empty Moor seeks to honour the mystery and beauty of Anne Briggs' music while maintaining its own unique perspective, foregrounding powerful emotion and, hopefully, magical transformation.
The arrangements here include collaborations with musician friends that share a fascination with mining specific folk forms for universal and timeless truths; singers Julia Holter, Shannon Lay, Sharon Van Etten and Emmett Kelly; oud player Alejandro Farha; saxophonist Howard Wiley and drummer Jim White.
She Moved Through The Fair
Go Your Way (Feat. Sharon Van Etten)
Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Feat. Julia Holter)
Maa Bonny Lad
Living By The Water (Feat. Shannon Lay)
The Snow It Melts The Soonest
My Bonny Boy
Black Waterside (Feat. Emmett Kelly)
Willie O’ Winsbury
- US import
- Sea foam coloured vinyl LP available exclusively from independent stores
- CD housed in gatefold card jacket with reinforced 7mm spine
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