RIYL: Peter Broderick, David Allred, Female Folk
āThe Ones You Keep Closeā is the follow up from Brigid Mae Power on the lovely Oscarson label. Iām 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. āI don’t know how to do this naturallyā 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. āAs I Roved Outā fits so perfectly to her own songs, that I didnāt recognize it as a traditional song. Itās 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 āFind The Ways,ā 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 itās limited to only 30 copies and Iām sure itāll sell out pretty fast. Besides that, you can choose from a limited to 50 cassette or the normal vinyl version.
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)
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive