SALSBURG, NATHAN

AFFIRMED (NO QUARTER)

SALSBURG, NATHAN - AFFIRMED 51702
Format:
1 LP
Release:
25.11.2011
Label:
NO QUARTER
Kat.-Nr.:
51702
Barcode:
0899922001888
Louisville, Kentucky's Nathan Salsburg is a folklorist, producer, and presenter of vernacular music for East Village Radio, the Drag City imprint Twos & Fews, and the Alan Lomax Archive, among other outlets.

With his first solo record as a performer - entitled Affirmed, after the 1978 winner of horse racing's Triple Crown - he enters a wholly new interaction with the corpus of American (and British) musical folklore.

The album, seven original instrumentals and one trad arrangement, is a startlingly diverse synthesis of guitar traditions - from Gary Davis to Sam McGee; Peter Lang to Nic Jones - refracted through a compositional sensibility long on melodic adventurousness and short on repetition and drone, those shibboleths of the American Primitives.

Affirmed is a remarkably confident, emotional debut by one of the most original and gifted young guitarists playing today.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SOUGHT & HIDDEN
  • 1.2. NEW BOLD RULER'S JOY
  • 1.3. BACK HOME IN BOGENBROOK
  • 1.4. BLUES FOR EIGHT BELLES
  • 1.5. FRAUGHT WITH HORNPIPE
  • 1.6. EIGHT BELLES DREAMT THE DEVIL WAS DEAD
  • 1.7. THE FALSE
  • 1.8. AFFIRMED