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Posted Saturday, August 26, 2006
Blue Mountains folksinger Nigel Foote has been a regular for many years on the live folk circuit. It’s been a while since his first album “Dangerous Game”, and his new album “Home By Dark” is the culmination of years of song writing since. The album has a personal touch, dominated by romantic ballads inspired by the local environment and loved ones. There’s also a reverential ballad for C F Martin, US maker of guitars.
Blue Mountains singer-guitarist
Nigel accompanies himself on guitar and is backed by percussion, fiddle, guitars and vocals.
This is a no-frills, easy going album for relaxing to. Nigel has had a variety of influences over the years (see the folksinger website) but the style on this album reminded me of Ralph McTell or Simon and Garfunkel, with its simple but elegant reminiscing and telling of tales.
The title song was awarded Third Prize in the Australian Songwriters Association Song Contest.