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Meg Baird


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Contemporary and traditional folk

Status:

Most recent release, Don't Weigh Down The Light (2015)

See also:

Meg Baird's site

Wikipedia's entry on Meg Baird

Meg Baird's MySpace page

Ectophiles' Guide entries for Meg Baird's other projects: Espers, The Baird Sisters, Meg Baird, Helena Espvall, Sharron Kraus

Comparisons:

Bill Jones, Kate Rusby

Covers/own material:

Traditional, covers, own

General comments:

Solo, Meg Baird does stripped-down folk, both traditional and contemporary folk. She has a lovely voice and good guitar technique, and makes the songs charming, yearning, haunting. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Either

Recordings:


dear companion

Release info:

2007—Drag City—DC340CD

Availability:

Wide in U.S.

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Meg Baird—vocals, guitar

Comments:

This is a delightful collection of covers of contemporary folk songwriters, traditional songs, and Meg Baird's own. Highly recommended for fans of traditional and neo-traditional folk, especially those who like their versions simple and clear. This is lovely. (Neile)

Seasons on Earth

Release info:

2011—Drag City

Availability:

Wide in U.S.

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Meg Baird—vocals, guitar

Comments:

Another lovely lo-fi album. The second track, "Stars Climb Up The Vine" is especially gorgeous and unforgettable. (Neile)

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