JIMMY ALDRIDGE & SID GOLDSMITH – LET THE WIND BLOW HIGH OR LOW
Artist: JIMMY ALDRIDGE & SID GOLDSMITH
A debut album by two artists Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith who play traditional and original folksongs of the British Isles held together with driving banjo and guitar arrangements and close vocal harmonies.Their music reflects the diversity of voices within the folk and acoustic world. They weave traditional English folksong with Irish, Scottish and American tunes, and their own compositions draw on many different styles. The stories are varied but there is a common thread of political struggle and resistance, and the decline of the industries that were the backbone of England for many generations. Jimmy and Sid both work towards environmental protection, Sid in traditional forestry and Jimmy as an environmental campaigner, and the political elements of these pursuits inform much of their music.The album is very much rooted in traditional music but it is not bound by it and it delivers a fresh interpretation of some well travelled tunes and songs which manage to bridge between the tradition and modern times.
Gaol Song/Trallee Gaol/Clinch Mountain Backstep; Chemical Workers Song; L & N Don’t Stop Here Anymore; Paddy West; Hold The Lantern; Let The Wind Blow High Or Low; White Dove/Wynchburgh Junction; The Gardener; Keep Your Hand On The Plough; The Bonnie Ship The Diamond; What You do With What You’ve Got; The Cottager’s Reply.