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Daily Archives: May 6, 2012

Last month, I was reading one of my favorite blogs, when I came across Hiss Golden Messenger.  The groups is comprised of singer M.C. Taylor and, as of their latest album Poor Moon, some guest musicians.  But it’s the 2010 album Bad Debt featuring simple yet endearing folk tunes with Taylor singing and strumming on his guitar that have really drawn me to this artist.  The songs sound traditional, instilled with vintage beauty as if HGM’s album is really a compilation of classic American folk tunes.  My favorite, “Straw Man Red Sun River Gold” tells the tale of a Civil War Soldier describing his life during the war.  The haunting tune makes for the perfect transition into this slow, cool spring.  Enjoy below.

-M. Kauf

Hiss Golden Messenger -Straw Man Red Sun River Gold

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