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Revenants, Prodigies And The Restless Dead
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CD

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WEAVIL 039CD WEAVIL 039CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/10/2009

This is the second release on Bo Weavil Recordings by UK guitarist C Joynes. Joynes is a musician whose playing has consistently invoked a broad and shifting stream of inspirations -- from the pioneers of the Takoma school, (e.g. John Fahey, Robbie Basho, etc.) to contemporaries such as James Blackshaw. As a guitarist, there is no doubt that Joynes has been influenced by some of the most idiosyncratic finger-pickers of the last 40 years and beyond, but his music goes far beyond simply this. His recordings have always offered many dimensions for the listener to explore, be it through solo acoustic pieces, larger ensemble work, or the intimate use of improvisations and hill recordings. Building on previous albums, Revenants, Prodigies And The Restless Dead is a more expansive affair. Joined on a number of these tunes by an assortment of friends and collaborators, a range of acoustic and vintage electronic instruments all make appearances, gradually fleshing out some of the ideas and directions that Joynes clearly has imprinted in his mind's eye, adding color and hue to some of these beautiful compositions. A self-described "Anglo-naive and contemporary parlour guitarist," Joynes' circular and mesmerizing compositions possess an expressive, mystical bend that lend a flushness to the traditional songs he interprets.