Davy Gra­ham

Guitarist - - Backtracking -

Folk, Blues & Beyond Bread & Wine

Sem­i­nal Bri­tish folk-blues from an en­dur­ing master First re­leased in 1965, Gra­ham’s sec­ond stu­dio al­bum, Folk, Blues & Beyond, is an en­gross­ing re­minder of his huge tal­ent. It’s a mixed bag of Amer­i­can and Bri­tish tra­di­tion­als all de­liv­ered in Gra­ham’s earthy, dex­trous style. The opener, Co­caine, is per­formed with a can­dour that en­cap­su­lates the un­var­nished charm of the 60s Lon­don folk and blues scene. By con­trast, Gra­ham is joined by a jazzy en­sem­ble on his cover of Wolf & Lan­des­man’s Bal­lad Of The Sad Young

Men, pre­sag­ing an in­ti­mate sound that artists such as John Mar­tyn later made their own. Su­perb. [JD] Stand­out track: Bal­lad Of The Sad Young Men For fans of: John Mar­tyn, Bert Jan­sch

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