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Author Topic: Great Lake Swimmers  (Read 2572 times)
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« on: February 03, 2007, 05:35:13 PM »

For those who like hushed, shimmering, contemporary folk music, you'll love The Great Lake Swimmers (basically singer-songwriter Tony Dekker and friends), who've recorded their spare acoustic magic in the unusual but atmospheric settings of an abandoned grain silo and a small lakeside church:

... Dekker's voice soothes me far more effectively than anti-anxiety meds.

Saw them live at the church of St. George the Martyr in Toronto a couple years ago.  Fabulous!

[I may be pagan, but I seem to go to 'church' a lot these days -- for concerts, folk dancing, etc.  We're a pretty secular lot here in Canada, so the churches are becoming de facto community centres, concert halls, and recording studios, just to pay the 'rent' (well, taxes & utilities, really).  Saw Jeff Tweedy play solo at Trinity-St. Paul United Church a few years ago.  He seemed to be somewhat bemused by his surroundings, and got a bit flustered anytime he happened to swear, because he realized he was doing so "in church".]

Cheers, Hester

"And I'll not say a word,
We do the best we can..."
    ~ James Yorkston, "Summer Song"
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