Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain

Album Review of Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain by Gwenifer Raymond.

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Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain

Gwenifer Raymond

Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain by Gwenifer Raymond

Release Date: Nov 13, 2020
Record label: Tompkins Square
Genre(s): Folk, Contemporary Folk, Neo-Traditional Folk, British Folk, International, Finger-Picked Guitar

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Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
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Welsh acoustic guitarist Gwenifer Raymond appeared like an apparition in 2018 with her debut, You Were Never Much of a Dancer. Its music was steeped in an aggressive form of the American Primitive tradition John Fahey and peers created during the 1960s from the inspirational spell cast by the dusty 78s of Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Dock Boggs, and Roscoe Holcomb. Obsessed with Fahey's take on the tradition, Raymond investigated his sources on her own.

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