Album Review: Time of the Foxgloves by Michael Hurley
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Michael Hurley is nothing if not dependable. Every few years since his debut in 1964, he's released another collection of homespun tunes from wherever he was laying his head. Each album treads similar ground as the last--absurdist tales sung with the conviction of a sage, shoulda-been folk standards, and honest-to-God standards dressed up in their rattiest outfits--but that barely matters.
The Time of the Foxgloves by Michael Hurley Michael Hurley has been living the itinerant folksinger's life for more than half a century. His first album came out in 1963. He spent time in a Greenwich Village folk scene that birthed the careers of Dave van Ronk, Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan. He's lived in every sort of jerry-rigged dwelling, tents and barns and borrowed houses, but his real home is on the road, playing stripped down songs about love and life and imponderable mysteries.