CD Review: Keith James, ‘Tenderness Claws’

One of my reviews for folking.com:

KEITH JAMES – Tenderness Claws (Hurdy Gurdy HGA2926)

Settings of poems by Lorca, Kerouac, William Blake, Allen Ginsburg, Dylan Thomas, and Keith James himself. Plus a nice cover of White Room (the words for which were written by the beat poet Pete Brown, so on topic…)

Folking.com has already reviewed his ‘Always…’ CD from 2015, but I got a copy along with ‘Tenderness Claws’, so I may review it for this site.

David Harley

CD Review: Benjamin William Pike

A review of Benjamin William Pike’s CD A Burdensome Year for Folking.com. Nice guitar playing, nice voice, interesting songs .

BENJAMIN WILLIAM PIKE – A Burdensome Year (Gin House Records)

As well as the promo video linked in the article, there are nice video versions of some of the songs on his web site.

David Harley

CD Review: Rab Noakes, The Treatment Tapes EP

Another of my reviews for folking.com, of a six-track CD by Rab Noakes.

RAB NOAKES – The Treatment Tapes EP (Neon Records NEONCD018)

Cancer treatment might not sound like the most promising material to base a CD on, but I’m really glad I got to hear this. Not having heard him since 1975’s Never Too Late LP, I think I’m going to have to look out for some more of his recent material.

David Harley