Kacy & Clayton :: Strange Country

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Kacy&Clayton-coverKacy Anderson werd als tiener al de nieuwe Sandy Denny genoemd, haar wat oudere neef Clayton Linthicum was een begenadigde gitarist en gek op de Engelse folk uit de jaren zestig. Er was geen ontkomen aan, Kacy & Clayton, beiden uit het Canadese Saskatchewan, moesten wel een duo worden. En zo geschiedde. Nu is er hun tweede CD, Strange Country, en die is zowel ouderwets als ultra modern. De twee hebben zich ontwikkeld tot geweldige liedjesschrijvers, de stem van Kacy is goddelijk mooi en Clayton is als gitarist een combi van Leo Kottke en Richard Thompson. Strange Country is daarom niets meer of minder dan een meesterwerk, een van de mooiste en verrassendste platen van 2016.

A recent highlight in Clayton Linthicum’s rural Saskatchewan lifestyle was when he drove his truck into a cow near his parents’ ranch. This may or may not have been due to stress induced by his phobia of grasshoppers, but either way, it’s a curious background for a twenty-one year old to become steeped in the legacy of Shirley Collins, The Watersons and Davey Graham. On a visit to London in early 2015, Clayton made a beeline for Cecil Sharp House and spent a day researching English folk tradition.
His 18-year-old second cousin, Kacy Anderson, has already been christened “the new Sandy Denny”, but in contrast to many such claims made for singers in the past, this time it really is justified. The purity of her voice and the beauty of the songs the cousins create together, build on, rather than replicate the tradition of early Fairport that they love so much – but in their own unique fashion. The intricate guitar work and the bold and unexpected time changes in the title track make the song the perfect lead-in to an enormously satisfying and organic album.

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Tracks
1. Strange Country
2. Springtime of the Year
3. The Rio Grande
4. If You Ask How I’m Keeping
5. Brunswick Stew
6. Down at the Dancehall
7. Seven Yellow Gypsies
8. Over the River Charlie
9. Plains of Mexico
10. Dyin’ Bed Maker

Bio
Kacy & Clayton-Bio.pdf

Links
https://www.facebook.com/kacyandclayton
http://www.newwestrecords.com

 

 

 

 

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