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Findlay Napier - The Story Song Scientists (2019)

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Findlay Napier - The Story Song Scientists (2019)

Findlay Napier - The Story Song Scientists (2019)
Folk, Singer & Songwriter | 00:20:09 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 116 MB
Label: Dharma Records

Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier are a few hours into an EFDSS (English Folk Dance Song Society) run songwriting retreat. They are outside drinking their 7th coffee of the morning! Napier's driven nine hours from Glasgow and is a bit wobbly. Henwood's back from a month long writing trip to Nashville and she is jet lagged and delusional.

"Fancy writing a song about maths?" Napier enquires. And so the seed for this songwriting partnership was sewn. Their collaboration has led to the creation of songs about hermit known as The North Pond Phantom, WBAI host Bob Fass' lifesaving broadcast on 6th Nov 1971, Georg Cantor's struggle with infinity, maths and God plus something about Shepherds and leaders. They are yet to write a song about pickup trucks?or beer.

If ever an artist called on the elements in her songwriting, it's Megan Henwood. The distinguished English singer-songwriter is far too self-deprecating to describe herself as a force of nature, but her third album 'River' reaffirms her unique ability to create roots musicof beguiling purity from what's around her.

One of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the contemporary Scottish folk scene Findlay Napier is an insurgent talent that comes on like a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright. Distilled to artful acoustic guitar and Napier's remarkable voice his most recent album 'Glasgow' captures the timeless essence of one of the world's great cities.

MEGAN HENWOOD PRESS:
"Henwood's debut announced her as a promising new voice on the contemporary English folk scene; "Head Heart Hand "confirms her as one of its finest exponents" Folk Radio UK

"A powerful set of songs boasting the finest lyrics this reviewer has heard in a while" Album of the Week Sunday Express

"Raw nerves are constantly prodded ? She has moved far beyond (Folk's) parameters into a world where anything is possible" R2 Magazine

"She hones her songs so beautifully and the production is superbly judged" Country Music People: Americana

FINDLAY NAPIER PRESS:
"?one of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the contemporary Scottish folk scene." Folk Radio UK

"After his debut release V.I.P.: Very Interesting Persons I wondered how he could possibly surpass such a start, with "Glasgow" the master craftsman just gets better." FATEA Magazine

"Napier's epically muscular, grittily raw yet brilliantly nuanced voice, to both comic and emotive effect, allies with some of the most fabulous (literally and figuratively) original songs that anyone's writing today." Folk Radio UK

Tracklist:
01. Findlay Napier, Megan Henwood - Unnamable Radio
02. Findlay Napier, Megan Henwood - Shepherd
03. Findlay Napier, Megan Henwood - End of Numbers
04. Findlay Napier, Megan Henwood - North Pond Phantom
05. Findlay Napier, Megan Henwood - Wild Wild Country
06. Findlay Napier, Megan Henwood - The Last Straw

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