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Dave Theriault. Bandcamp Daily your guide to the world of Bandcamp. The Dark Night in D. Explore music. Then, out comes a banjo for "Dry Bones" to round out the full folk repertoire. Across the album, Watson puts his spin on railroad tunes, minstrel songs, English traditionals, and work songs, bringing each one forward to a new generation with the help of Gillian Welch, Morgan Jahnig, and Paul Kowert.
In addition to being a time capsule for fans in the here and now, Folksinger Vol. Upcoming tour dates. Support Provided By. He's not traveling on the surface looking for a way in, or parroting the recorded versions he's heard. He backs himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica and slide guitar, with The Fairfield Four backing on 3 tracks along with Old Crow's bassist Morgan Jahnig on one track and Punch Brothers' bassist Paul Kowert and Gillian Welch on drums on another.
The group's vocals are arrayed on the stereo stage so convincingly first play may get your heart racing. Are they in your room? Producer Rawlings created lovely woodwind arrangements for two tunes that are carefully tucked into the mixes.
The naturalness and transparency will slay you but that's really only a quarter as important as the fact that you'll hear songs you may have heard a hundred times and think you've never before heard them. Okay, maybe that's slightly hyperbolic but Watson makes even "John Henry" come to life. In the notes he asks you to look for him and you just might. The record is well-pressed on standard weight vinyl at QRP and the paper on cardboard jacket befits what's inside.
Musically as well, they are jewels. Folk Singer Vol. Watson was truly embodying the stories that he is performing. I only wish that Vol.