Ben De La Cour With The Weeping Willows
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BEN DE LA COUR
There are singer-songwriters, and there are troubadours. Singer-songwriters are sensitive, polished souls, sharing their journal entries with the world... whereas troubadours do their best just to stay out of jail. In the wake of Ben de la Cour's astonishing new record, Shadow Land, you can add his name to the top of the list of younger troubadours to whom this ever-so-occasionally poisoned chalice is being passed.
THE WEEPING WILLOWS
Every song penned by The Weeping Willows is a love song. They'd deny that, of course. These tracks, they'd claim, are works of imagination - tales of cruelty, tragedy, murder and betrayal, all populated by gamblers, sinners, infidels and travelling salesmen (read: wandering musicians). Ask Andy or Laura to define their work and they'd probably hit you with phrases like "cautionary tales", "murder ballads" or simply "folk songs", but in truth these are love songs.