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LAURA BAIRD

I WISH I WERE A SPARROW

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CD

Released: 3rd Nov 2017

£11.99


LP

Released: 3rd Nov 2017

£23.99


the baird sisters member’s solo debut combines Appalachian balladry and the roughness of old field recordings with sparsely accompanied, dreamy songs that focus on her pure vocal sound – a lovely, spiritual record.

At times, she departs from tradition, leaving the communal origins of folk music to capture the singular self. The lyrics also present an amalgam of old and new, with half of the songs, including “Dreadful Wind and Rain” and “Pretty Polly,” being passed down from the folk tradition, and the other half, including “Wind Wind” and “Love Song From The Earth To The Moon,” coming from Baird’s own hand. While the most salient part of her previous Baird Sisters project was the melding of familial voices and various instruments, her solo effort is centred on the combination of her virtuosic banjo playing and prominent but airy vocals.

I WISH I WERE A SPARROW

Tracklist

  1. Wind, Wind
  2. Dreadful Wind And Rain
  3. Cuckoo
  4. Love Song From The Earth To The Moon
  5. Pretty Saro
  6. Bats
  7. Did You Come Here Alone?
  8. Pretty Polly
  9. Hay In The Wagon
  10. Home Is Were You Are
  11. Poor Orphan Child
  12. Twin Sisters