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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

2nd Right, 3rd Row - Eric Von Schmidt

Von Schmidt was an esteemed folkie name-checked by Dylan on his debut.  This album is from '73, and is a mellow affair, with much slide guitar, accordion and harmonica.  There is also an absurdist edge to some songs, with kazoo, the International Instrument of Social Satire featured.  Highlight is The Letter, a rather lovely song about writing one.  A good-humoured entry into the singer-songwriter genre from a performer who actually predates it.

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