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ARTIST
TITLE
Panic Grass & Fever Few
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
FLED 3082CD FLED 3082CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/2/2010

This is a beautiful and remarkably assured debut album from UK modern folk-singer Ian King. Panic Grass & Fever Few mixes English traditional song with a very contemporary sound palate. Working with the acclaimed On-U sound crew Adrian Sherwood and Skip "Little Axe" McDonald -- has enabled King to bring a new and exciting perspective to the songs of Old England. The album's title comes from a phrase in John Hersey's war retrospective Hiroshima where the author refers to the green shoots of herbs that swiftly emerged from the ashes of that catastrophic event (King thought it juxtaposed rather nicely with the gentler folk sensibilities of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme). "It's been quite a while since I felt this excited and impressed by a singer. Ian King has star-quality and a commanding stage-presence. He is a grown-up singer, straightforward and strong, and his band, which includes the incomparable Skip McDonald, surprises and intrigues with accompaniments that are elegant, witty, daring and powerful. This is English folk music for the 21st century!" --Shirley Collins