Something New: Stick Stock by Emily Portman Trio
Last summer I got to see the Emily Portman Trio upstairs in Odessa and they were excellent live. Perfect harmonies, accents to die for and banter between tunes about Harry Potter...what more could you ask for? A lot of their songs were murder ballads (my favourite!) and this one was particularly good and bloody.
Something Old: Kate and Anna McGarrigle
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I keep meaning to transcribe this and learn it. I love the harmonies. I love how sometimes they blend but sometimes one voice will take on a more cutting tone and stand out. I was never into the whistles though (are they recorders? wooden flutes?) that come in for the first time at about a minute and a half, a small instrumentation detail that always grates on my ears.