“Songwriters like Guthrie, Dylan, Simon, Taylor and Morrison helped popularize brutal honesty and social critique into culture. They explored existential and universal questions through lyric and melody. Folk music’s simple structure and instrumentation allows for challenging songs that don’t try to preach.” We took our first folk lesson with Daniel Levi Goans, our artist of the week. An American poet that has a lot to say, and the good news is, the man has a talent to put his words together and marry them beautifully with his simple chords progressions. A beautiful discovery.
The glow of eternity you only find in the best roots music shines like a thousand suns on Blue Horse. It’s with sentences like this that we realise how much we love an album sometimes. Well The Fox is in love with Blue Horse, 2001′s most enchanting record released in 2001 by the roots music ladies The Be Good Tanyas. And because 2011 saw the publishing of a collector’s edition, Blue Horse is our Fox favourite and Album of the Week at the same time. It would deserve even more actually.
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And not to leave you hungry on this cold Monday morning, we also looked into the best performances of a Blues legend we all turn to in times of thirst. Sonny Boy Williamson II’s best harmonica performances (at least available online) are right here waiting for you.