Even though this is partly a celebration of the long road of this blog, I wanted to invite my recent favorites too. One of my favorite 2019 albums has been Weather Beaten from Katie Spencer. She is an excellent folk songwriter and guitarist from Kingston upon Hull, UK and her beautiful and timeless songs live somewhere close to the Bert Jansch and John Martyn territories. Katie Spencer’s magnificent festival song is called Shannon Road. Her voice and guitar playing are so mesmerizing that it took me even a moment to notice that the video also features a really lovely cat. What a great performance from them both. If you want to investigate further, you can hear/buy her 2019 album Weather Beaten on her Bandcamp page.
One Chord to Another hits 18 years on the 17th of September and celebrates the long road with an online birthday party. During the anniversary week (14 – 22 of September) you will see unique live performances from the artists that shaped these 18 years of the blog. Follow the action on this blog and social media and feel free to comment if you so wish.