Led Zeppelin – The Battle Of Evermore (With Sandy Denny)

In this folk classic by the rock giants, we have the vocals of Sandy Denny of Fairport Convention. It was an impromptu track casually hit upon and recorded by all concerned. It’s the only track recorded by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page in their Led Zeppelin days that featured a guest vocalist. It refers to […]

Stockton’s Wing – Beautiful Affair [Irish Folk]

At one time Stockton’s Wing were a household name in Ireland. In many homes they still are, but sadly the popularity of folk music has declined of late due to the widespread promotion of manufactured cac. Yet every now and then DJs in the know dig out a classic track and it gets some airplay. […]

Ralph McTell – First Song [folk]

Here is another timeless classic from one of the best folk-singers of them all. Ralph McTell’s back-catalogue is impressive. Do we see his likes today, or has the era of the folk singer gone to where it sleeps with the blues? If you enjoyed this, please share

Woody Guthrie – Gambling Man [folk]

Here’s one for all you folk aficionados. Woody is a legend slightly diminished by his Toy Story namesake (feckin’ animation). Have a listen to a true hero of Socialist USA. If you enjoyed this, please share

Woody Guthrie – Grand Coulee Dam [folk]

This is one of Woody’s best known ballads. Is there an equivalent troubadour of the blue collar worker today in the United States? Perhaps Bruce moved in that direction at times, and Dylan certainly tackled some topical issues in his time, but have any presented as solidly working class and highlighted the continuing travesties being […]

Arlo Guthrie – City Of New Orleans [folk]

Arlo Guthrie is the balladeer son of Woody, no, not from Toy Story but from the proud folk tradition of the USA. Arlo is a great entertainer in his own right and performs this classic track admirably. The lazy rhythm is appealing of those who enjoy kicking back and chilling out with a beer or […]