How Like Ghosts Are We: trad​/​DNL songs beyond the Celtic Pale

by David Nigel Lloyd

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    Ghosts was meticulously recorded in a cabin in the Southern Sierra on a vintage TEAC A3340S by DNL and his then 11 year old daughter Ursula . The cover features gita Lloyd's celebrated diptych portraits of DNL and bassist Dave "Ashley Planxty" Beltanovich III ("An even bigger name in folk music").

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In this post-literate age, can such a thing as the literary ballad exist? If so, these (with some exceptions) are DNL's set to old tunes and performed with mostly acoustic instruments. Post-literary ballads perhaps? DNL always preferred to call them trad/DNL songs.

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released August 17, 1998

Dave "Ashley Planxty" Beltanovich III: bass, bg vocals
Ursula Lloyd: penny whistle, tap shoes,bg vocals
Brandon "Straitjacket" Curtis: fiddle
John MacAdams: drums
Rick Schmidt: pedal steel guitar
Norman Stepansky: bass

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David Nigel Lloyd Yreka, California

David Nigel Lloyd emerged from LA’s new wave scene with the acoustic Dark Ages in 1984. An Age of Fable added traditional songs to the DNL mix in 1987. Death in Los Fumos [1996] blended song poetry, skits and found sound while How Like Ghosts Are We [1998] returned to traditional music. Rivers, Kings and Curses featured blues legend Nat Dove and the Incredible String Band’s Robin Williamson. ... more

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