RIYL: Peter Broderick, David Allred, Female Folk

Label: Oscarson

„The Ones You Keep Close“ is the follow up from Brigid Mae Power on the lovely Oscarson label. I’m surprised to see a new release of Brigid, so soon after her self-titled debut, that came out last year on the great Tompkins Square Records. This pretty short new one has more of a band sound with drums, bass, piano and accordion that evoke a late 60s psychedelic folk sound. Brigid Mae Power recorded these songs live as a 3 piece band with Peter Broderick and David Allred. „I don’t know how to do this naturally“ even has a flute played by Selah Broderick; Peter Broderick’s mother.

All 6 songs are close to English and Irish folk songs and will please all traditional folk lovers. ‘As I Roved Out’ fits so perfectly to her own songs, that I didn’t recognize it as a traditional song. It’s a bit sad that Peter Broderick decided to stop recording in his little studio on the Oregon coast. This little spot was the source of many great records. A lot of the artists played on several records and helped each other out. I hope this music family will stay together in one way or another, and we see many more records from them; like the Allred & Broderick record „Find The Ways,“ that will be released on Erased Tapes in April.

As always on Oscarson, there is an ultra limited more expensive version with special artwork. This time it’s limited to only 30 copies and I’m sure it’ll sell out pretty fast. Besides that, you can choose from a limited to 50 cassette or the normal vinyl version.

The Details

12" vinyl with lyrics, credits and dlc. Each record comes in a handmade 'photo book' with Brigids beautifully drawn artwork. Each picture is on premium high-quality gloss photo finish paper, on seperate sheets of their own. handsigned by Brigid (limited to 30)

Price $26.87

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