Wayfaring Strangers: Ladies From The Canyon
$18.00 (CD) / $10.00 (MP3) / $2.00 (Replacement Slipcase)
By 1970 the folk revival was all but over. Gone were the days of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and “If I Had A Hammer.” Richard Farina was dead. Dylan plugged in. The sound that began in the hills and caught fire on the lower east side of Manhattan was now being reborn in the canyons of California.
The fruits of folk’s second renaissance are collected here. Wedged beneath the infrastructure of the music business, playing in coffee houses and at church picnics. Deeper than recent crit-revisionist darlings Linda Perhacs, Judee Sill, or Vashti Bunyan, Ladies From The Canyon takes a solid look at folk’s private and obscure underbelly.