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Raymond, Gwenifer / You Never Were Much Of A Dancer
Album:You Never Were Much Of A Dancer Collection:General
Artist:Raymond, Gwenifer Added:10/2018
Label:Tompkins Square 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-10-14 Pull Date:2018-12-16 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending:16 Dec2 Dec25 Nov18 Nov11 Nov21 Oct
Airplays:221213

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 14 Dec 18:Old Fart
old fart At Play
4.Sun, 25 Nov 18:Mr. Bones
Hanging in the bone yard
2.Fri, 14 Dec 18:Be Sharp
Traditions
5.Fri, 23 Nov 18:Be Sharp
Traditions
3.Sat, 01 Dec 18:Mr. Tumnus
Narnia
6.Sat, 17 Nov 18:Mr. Bones
Hanging in the bone yard

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2018-10-15 
Debut solo album from an already-masterful fingerstyle guitarist based in Brighton. Raymond also plays in hard rock and punk groups, and that intensity melds with her love of old delta and country blues and the American Primitive guitarists. She’s up there with the most vivid players in this style right now, and she also makes her banjo, dobro, and fiddle skills known on a few tracks. Released on Tompkins Square, the label of occasional KZSU DJ Josh Rosenthal. RIYL John Fahey &c., Daniel Bachman, Marisa Anderson, William Tyler. Favorites: 2, 3, 4, 8, 12. No words, no FCCs.

1. (0:59)—Bird and bug sounds. Violin drone.
2. *(4:50)—Fast, chugging fingerpicking. Droning intensity.
3. *(2:44)—Bobbing and pulsing banjo, played with a light touch.
4. (4:47)—Deep, dark guitar. C minor, almost a dirge. Picks up near the end.
5. (1:37)—Peppy, almost anarchically fast fingerpicking.
6. (1:50)—Gentle, warm guitar.
7. (2:15)—Rave-up banjo.
8. *(2:06)—Smooth, ringing slide guitar.
9. (3:06)—Mid-tempo, loping guitar harmonics. Deep and downtuned.
10. (4:28)—Soft, deep, medium-fast fingerpicking. Very fast finish.
11. (2:00)—More very fast banjo.
12. *(5:43)—Starts slow and expressive, becomes a mid-tempo shuffle.
13. *(3:24)—Really nice dark dobro picking. More insect sounds.

Track Listing
1.Off To See The Hangman, Pt. I 7.Oh, Command Me Lord!
2.Sometimes There's Blood 8.Sweep It Up
3.Idumea 9.Requiem For John Fahey
4.Off To See The Hangman, Pt. Ii 10.Dance Of The Everlasting Faint
5.Face Down Strut 11.Bleeding Finger Blues
6.Laika's Song 12.Sack 'em Up, Pt. I/Sack 'em Up, Pt. Ii
 13.It Was All Sackcloth And Ashes