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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
God Feeds The Ravens
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WEAVIL 028CD WEAVIL 028CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/17/2008

C Joynes' God Feeds The Ravens is part of Bo' Weavil's Wooden Weavil series. English acoustic guitarist C Joynes uses a heavy, thumb-led finger-picking technique that harks back to traditional country blues and early ragtime; however, he uses this technique to explore alternative melodic traditions: the English folk-tune; North and West African music; elements of classical Indian music; proto-minimalist and impressionist musics from the European classical tradition. His approach to the recording and compositional process contains a subtle and unassuming experimentation, at times including collaged fragments, field recordings, processing, en-plein-air recordings, and cut-and-paste. The version of "Since I Lay My Burden Down" incorporates variations on lyrics and vocal lines drawn from a different song entirely. He has a penchant for reworking over-familiar pieces and stripping them of their kitsch and cliché, presenting them afresh, such as with "Christmas Medley," the arrangement of "A Night In Tunisia," and the gospel-based "And When The Sun Begins To Shine." Joynes' music is instinctive, well-researched, placid, and evokes a certain simplicity and naiveté.