Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Stephanie Hladowski and C Joynes

In 2012, Cambridge based guitar maverick C Joynes collaborated with vocalist Stephanie Hladowski to create 'The Wild Wild Berry', an album of traditional songs selected from archive recordings at Cecil Sharp House. It's an extraordinary record, nowhere more so than on the stark and beautiful closing track 'Died For Love', based on a 1975 performance by Jasper Smith. I'll return to the remarkable C Joynes in the future, but in the meantime, if you enjoyed this taster, you can hear the whole of 'The Wild Wild Berry' here.

As a bonus, this is the live debut of the song, if anything even more moving than than its studio counterpart.


Old Pa's Corner said...

Rather excellent

Anonymous said...

Where do you find them? This is wonderful. She has a lovely voice and if this is typical of his/their work, I want more.

Anonymous said...

Been digging around the net for more C. Joynes - all splendid. Encountered Dead Rat Orchestra in the process - very good too.

The Swede said...

Excitingly, it appears that the next official C Joynes release will be a collaboration with the Dead Rat Orchestra.

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