The Electric Croude Bande Debuts New Song
On the show: the Nine collaboration of Fairport. Convention...Steve Morse stepping out of the box into Hitchcockian terrority...PJ Harvey as October...the R rated FJ Child ballads served up by Steeleye Span & Martin Carthy...new music from The Electric Croude Bande...the Moonlight Sonata on wistful electric bass by Stu Hamm...Gentle Giant becomes feline...and an Epitah by King Crimson.
Enter the country of Wistfulalia:
Tenth month as moved all too swiftly for me. So we bid farewell to October this Saturday night on The Electric Croude. Each of the songs and artists have a special autumnal color for me--sometimes its a mixed bouquet--other times monochromic. Its hard to musically describe deepest October but these songs do a great job for me. Hopefully for you, too.
On this show at this time of the year, I’m happy to have The Electric Croude Bande debut its latest...our first studio adventure in years.
Fall into Autumn is something I wrote 2 years ago. I’m very happy to have my friend Sarah Kane as solo vox. I really can’t imagine any other singing it. At least one lover of music has compared her voice here to the great English folkie Caroline Pegg--how many recall the great collection known as The Electric Muse from the 70’s?
In some ways Fall into Autumn is a personal imaginary sequel to Martin Carthy’s rendition of the Famous Flower of Serving Men. The ballads collected by Francis James Child in the 19th century have long been an influence on me. They are a five volume set known collectively as The Child Ballads. Child is also famous for being the first professor of English at Harvard.
The great beauty of eclectica is the assembly of patchwork...and forming a sonic portrait to say farewell to one of my fave months.
The Electric Croude has had great input from too many to thank here during our near 30 years on the year--but--chronologies at hand, I will say you may have never heard what has become our opening theme if not for a great high school pal, Mark Alessio. The Croude salutes him on his birthday weekend!
The Electric Croude airs every late Saturday at midnight EDT on WCVE Public Radio. Simul streaming on ideastations.org/radio.
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