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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-10-14 Pull Date: 2018-12-16 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Dec 16 Dec 2 Nov 25 Nov 18 Nov 11 Oct 21
Airplays: 2 2 1 2 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 14, 2018: old fart At Play
Sweep It Up
4. Nov 25, 2018: Hanging in the bone yard
Sometimes There's Blood
2. Dec 14, 2018: Traditions
Sometimes There's Blood
5. Nov 23, 2018: Traditions
Idumea, Sometimes There's Blood
3. Dec 01, 2018: Narnia
Sometimes There's Blood
6. Nov 17, 2018: Hanging in the bone yard
Sometimes There's Blood

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