Album Review: A History of Insolence by Naomi Bedford
Excellent, Based on 1 Critic
The Guardian - 80 Based on rating 4/5
She has been praised by Shirley Collins, worked with Orbital, and collaborates closely with Paul Simmonds, known for his work with folk-punk veterans the Men They Couldn’t Hang. Naomi Bedford’s intriguing background in folk and rock, and political activism come together on this varied set of songs about “freedom, dissent and strife”, which show off her compelling, no-nonsense vocals and ambitious range. There’s angry, banjo-backed American protest from the 30s on Davidson/Wilder Blues, a thoughtful treatment of the traditional Gypsy Davy and new material that includes contributions from Alasdair Roberts and Del Amitri’s Justin Currie.