Meg Baird, Helena Espvall, Sharron Kraus
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Type of music generally:
Most recent release, Leaves From Off The Tree (2006)
Solo work by Meg Baird, Helena Espvall, and Sharron Kraus; Shirley Collins, Anne Briggs
Covers of traditional folk songs
A trio of folksingers join together for an initimate album of traditional tunes. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
Leaves From Off The Tree is their sole release as a trio
Leaves From Off The Tree (2006)
2006— Bo'Weavil (issued on vinyl in 2006, reissued on CD in 2010)
Somewhat hard to find
Recommended for fans of stripped-down traditional folk
Meg Baird—vocals, guitar
This is one of those recordings where it feels like you are sitting in someone's living room, listening to them play and sing. That being the case, it has both the virtues of that feeling—a sense in intimacy, directness, and authenticity—and the downsides—that since you're not actually there, it lacks that in-person liveliness. While I enjoy this, it doesn't leap into my disc player. Their versions feel a little tentative, despite the evident musicianship. Overall, enjoyable for those who like stripped-down traditional music, but not essential. (Neile)
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