Bonny Light Horseman announces s/t debut on 1/24

by Woody on December 12, 2019

CREDIT: Nolan Knight

Bonny Light Horseman is the trio of Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson, and Josh Kaufman and they are here to put their spin on some old folk classics. I have heard this album and let me tell you my friends, it is outrageously good. Here’s a little snippet on the process.

Each musician brought their own musical ideas to the rehearsals and the direction toward traditional songs from the British Isles emerged quickly. “I think it’s fair to say we are all inspired by traditional music in different ways,” Mitchell says. “We wanted to rework old songs but not in a ‘research project’ way. The emotions, the feeling of momentousness, the openness—even the chords being in open tuning—we wanted everything to be wide open. It was very healing to delve into these old stories and images that have existed for so long that you can rest in them.”

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Bonny Light Horseman is here

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