True Thomas [trad]

from by David Nigel Lloyd

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    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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[Child Ballad no. 37] One of the great Scottish ballads, only its archaic Scots phrases have been modernized. Singing it to 5th graders, DNL realized that —among other things— It is about how an artist becomes
an artist. This version is metrically irregular, shifting from 5/4 into 7/8 and back again.

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from Rivers, Kings and Curses, released May 27, 2008
Jill: accordion.
Jeff: upright bass.
DNL: octar 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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