Hello from Nashville,
It’s St. Patrick’s Day as I peck this out on a clear, bright Sunday morning. We’ve been through an unseasonably wet winter getting in excess of 11 or 12 inches of normal rainfall for this time of year. The rivers and creeks still high and the ground like a sponge, but we’ve had a reprieve the last few days and the week to come promises dry weather. It’s good seeing the sun again and mild afternoon temps.
I want to thank everyone for the great response to the Four Buck Folk e.p. I know the download thing isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, nor is it mine, but we all were so fired up about the music and wanted to get it out quickly and simply. At some point toward the end of this year I’ll get back in the studio and do some more recording then get back to the physical format, possibly vinyl as well. Thanks too for the continued support of the Ballads In Otherness record, it’s all greatly appreciated.
I’ve been keeping my eye on this upcoming tour with Mark Knopfler and it’s just a couple of weeks before I leave to begin rehearsals in London. Hard to believe it’s been four years since we did our last touring. These last few weeks I’ve been playing through some songs testing my memory. Pleased to say it’s come back like an old friend. I’m really looking forward to hitting the boards again with MK and that great band.
I’ll be posting from the road again this time, though likely more of a periodical than the daily thing. I don’t know…. we’ll see.
Here we are, just a few days away from Spring and I hope this finds you emerging from the winter doldrums and into the sunshine.
There’s not much you can purchase for four bucks these days. Four bucks is the new two bits… that’s 25¢ for those too young for a shave and a haircut.
What about it?
On completing the Ballads In Otherness record I threw myself straight back to writing and into the studio again to begin a new album; a very different record from the others. I quickly recorded and mixed four tunes with an eye to what may follow. Then again, these may end up on the cutting room floor when it’s all said and done but the thing is, I’m really pleased with how they turned out, how they sound and how these four tunes hang together as a piece. For the sessions I gathered the usual bunch of mates and musicians as well as some new friends and a few old compadres. Altogether they make up The New Folkswingers and we’re so excited about this folk flavoured project that Moderne Shellac decided to release an E.P.
These four tunes will be available exclusively through CD Baby as a download only….no hard copies, CDs or vinyl, no streaming and not accessible through other formats or services.
Here it is, Four Freshly minted Fab Folk Faves For Four bucks….Richard Bennett and The New Folkswingers….. “Four Buck Folk.” Available now ….
Sorry all, I've just been informed that was an old photo from 2015! -cwb
In today's London Times -cwb https://t.co/na78RKiZBr
I Dug up a Diamond, MK and EH, All the RoadrunningTour, 2006. Two of my favourite artists with an extraordinary ba… https://t.co/Bk3OdXzZwj
St. Patrick's Day https://t.co/XBKZHqdSLm
Thanks, Henk! -cwb https://t.co/DgKxkqBBby
The fabulous Marty Stuart performing the iconic Paul Kennerley song "Tempted". If this doesn't get you in the groo… https://t.co/HAeqRSunm0