Tag Archives: Chris Leslie

RAINBOW CHASERS – Written In The Stars

March 10, 2024

Talking Elephant 2005-2006 / 2023 Stellar spectacle of generations-spanning respect for English traditional song as reflected through fresh creative prism. Perhaps, the least prominent of Ashley Hutchings’ multiple folk-interpreting enterprises, this collective of friends came into existence in 2004, after … Continue reading

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FAIRPORT CONVENTION Take Full “Full House” To The Stage

February 18, 2023

Even if it wasn’t so strong, with classics such as “Dirty Linen” and “Sloth” among its tracks, 1970’s “Full House” would stand out in FAIRPORT CONVENTION‘s canon, because this platter was their first to not feature female lead – as … Continue reading

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DAVID CARROLL AND FRIENDS – Bold Reynold

January 8, 2023

Talking Elephant 2022 Friendly fusing their strings into a patina-coated panel that reflects the past, stalwarts of British music mythos-scene look into the future. Nowadays, fresh proponents of folk rock seem to prefer fiery delivery to vibrant depth of the … Continue reading

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STEVE ASHLEY – Family Album Revisited

September 15, 2021

Woodworm 1982 / Talking Elephant 2021 One of the essential English records of rustic delights is given a new shine and expanded to embrace the spirit of unity. Once upon a time concept folk-rock albums were thin on the ground … Continue reading

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MAARTIN ALLCOCK – OX15

August 29, 2021

A New Day 1999 / Talking Elephant 2021 British folk scene mainstay steps out for a night away from the town – with a sophomore offering with Fairporters and Tullians en masse in tow. Maartin Allcock’s passing in 2018 robbed … Continue reading

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