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ARTIST
TITLE
Leaves From Off The Tree
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WEAVIL 016CD WEAVIL 016CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/11/2010

New repress of a previously sold-out 2006 release. Bo' Weavil releases Leaves From Off The Tree: a three-way project of Sharron Kraus, Meg Baird (Espers) & Helena Espvall (Espers). This is a beautiful recording of traditional folk material, with the most stunning singing and arrangements of some of England and Appalachia's finest songs. The songs on this record were recorded after many an evening swapping songs (and beers!) in Fishtown, Philadelphia, where Sharron had moved from her native England, and Meg and Helena were already installed. Meg and Sharron both had traditional music backgrounds and would meet up and teach each other Appalachian and English ballads, and improvise harmonies and alternate melodies. At some point, Helena was invited along and her voice and cello added a rich new layer. All nine songs were recorded live in one afternoon, so as to capture the relaxed atmosphere of the group's gatherings.