Roll Back Columbia [DNL]

from by David Nigel Lloyd

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This audiophile recording recorded in Southern California and South Wales features a host of stellar guest musicians. A third of its songs are about rivers, a third are about kings and the remaining third are curses of one sort or another.

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This, DNL travelogue and sung comment on Woody Guthrie's "Roll On Columbia," was a finalist in the 2000 Tumbleweed Song Writing Contest, which was held on the banks of the Columbia River.


Roll back, Columbia. Roll back.
I think there's been a crime.
Roll back, Columbia. Roll back
in the fullness of your time.
In time your children may conspire
to undo what they've done.
Will they conspire to let your waters
as before roll on?


from Rivers, Kings and Curses, released May 27, 2008
Jenny Angel and Jill DeVille: vocals.
Paul Barton: banjo.
Jeff Basile Pekarek: upright bass.
Patrick Michale Meehan: drums.
DNL: guitar and vocal.



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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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