Thomas Fraser - You And My Old Guitar - CD

Thomas Fraser - You And My Old Guitar - CD

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The second collection of songs, drawing from the true original country & blues styles, falls hot on the heels of a resurgence in old-time country music and a truly awesome critical response to the first collection of Thomas Fraser's work - Long Gone Lonesome Blues (DADA1). What is startling again about this collection is it's authenticity and the sheer passion poured into each track. Yet, there is much more to the CD than that. Here is a release with a story to tell - an amazing story of undiscovered talent and long-lost music unearthed in the attics of a remote Shetland island community. Thomas Fraser of Burra Isle, Shetland, passed away in 1978 aged only 50. A fisherman, a crofter - ordinary you might say - yet he left a stunning legacy: 1000s of songs recorded at home in his small croft house using a reel-to-reel recorder. Not music traditionally associated with Shetland entirely, for Thomas was an exponent of country and blues styles and his passion was the guitar. For the past 25 years the reel-to-reels have lain undisturbed. Nearing his death, Thomas quietly observed that maybe someday, his music may see the light of day… The critics have called it one of the most remarkable stories in recording history and some of the greatest American music you will hear…
"His guitar playing swings just like it should and the sound of the big Levin is just right. But his voice is really outstanding. A couple of tracks might even have an expert wondering if they were Jimmie Rodgers outtakes; but he's not a mimic. He performs the songs with immense energy and sounds like he's living every word." - Maggie Holland, FolkRoots magazine.
"Made for Fraser's own satisfaction, and to his own exacting standards, this is music in its purest form, utterly untainted not simply by commerce but even showmanship." - John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music magazine, Texas.
"We own around 10,000 Country records and the recordings made by Thomas Fraser are as good, if not better than the rest." Dutch Country artists AG & Kate.