Savourna Stevenson, June Tabor, Danny Thompson
Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Contemporary folk, neo-traditional folk
Only release as a trio, Singing The Storm, 1996
The Ectophiles' Guide entries for June Tabor and the band Danny Thompson was part of for many years, Pentangle.
June Tabor's solo work is the strongest similarity.
Savourna Stevenson's compositions, some lyrics by others
This was a commissioned collaboration where harpist/composer Savourna Stevenson wrote the music (and some of the lyrics) for her harp and June Tabor sings. They are accompanied by bassist extraordinaire, Danny Thompson. An intriguing combination, where sometimes the harp dominates, sometimes June Tabor's stunning voice, sometimes Danny Thompson's rhythms and sometimes the stories the songs tell. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
Singing The Storm is their only release in this grouping
1996--Cooking Vinyl/True North--TNSD 0127
Wide in the U.S., Canada, and U.K.
Recommended for June Tabor fans or fans of neo-traditional music
I picked up Singing the Storm since I like June Tabor and Danny Thompson seems to be one of the most reliable bass player out there. I had no clue who Savourna Stevenson was, or what she played, only that she was credited with writing all the music. Well, she plays harp, and the disc has instrumental tracks as well as long, elaborate traditional story-songs (along the lines of Loreena McKennitt's "Bonny Swans"). A very nice surprise. (neal)
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