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It’s a pleasure to bring you the second half of this special short series Side A // Side B, bringing some depth to the songs from my recently released traditional record “Folk Songs For Old Times’ Sake”. Today, we’re flipping the record over, and diving in to the history behind Side B.
Side B Tracklist:
Goin’ Down This Road Feelin’ Bad (Traditional)
Saint James Infirmary (Traditional)
Midnight Special (Traditional)
Barbry Allen (Traditional)
Mississippi River Blues (Jimmie Rodgers)
Pay Day (Mississippi John Hurt)
This episode was produced, edited, recorded and distributed by Nicholas Edward Williams.
Praise for Folk Songs For Old Times' Sake:
“I’ve got to say, I can genuinely appreciate another young folkie taking traditional tunes and truly making them their own. Nicholas’ voice sounds natural, unaffected, and without any trite attempts at emulation; rather, it seems wholly a product of his surroundings, with small nods to the phrasing and inflection that are the signatures of traditional American music. This is to say nothing of the sparse-yet-deliberate production of the songs themselves, with nothing sitting too far out front, nothing lost in the shadows, as if the listener found themselves in an empty country church with Williams simply playing to the steeple above.” - JP Harris
As always, it’s Williams’ gentle laid back soothing vocals that win you over.” - FOLK RADIO UK
"The guitar playing and vocal performance are fantastic, and I love the sparse production. I think people are gonna love this, it’s a great record.” - Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers)
“This record of well-known and well-loved folk songs is easy to like. With tasteful guitar arrangements and a voice that draws you right in, Nicholas has created recordings that roll along like a mountain stream.” - David Holt (PBS TV/Radio Host, Four-Time Grammy Winner and Banjoist for Doc Watson)--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/americansongcatcher/support