I think a lot of it was born out of a lot of small towns in Kentucky. A lot of music becomes a part of a culture because it’s part of how we entertain ourselves. I think that for me, that’s what I did growing up was to play music. We had all kinds of distractions, but music to me was what I did. On Sundays, we would sing hymnals in church and expanded from there. If I had to define it, I guess it would be a lot of small town kind of stuff that creates a lot of it. You have introduced a way for fans to meet you via their beards. What would be your best beard grooming tip? I don’t groom mine to be very honest with you. I might go get it trimmed once in a blue moon. I’ll trim it myself, but to have the discipline to not shave would be my best beard grooming tip. A lot of guys get in a hurry and say it’s not coming in right.
Music Review: Timeless doom and gloom from Linda Thompson on latest, and it sounds lovely
By Associated Press, Linda Thompson, Wont Be Long Now (Pettifer Sounds) Linda Thompson briefly plays the role of proud parent on her new album, happily slipping into the background while her children sing Anna McGarrigles As Fast As My Feet. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Its a rousing rendition and a rare moment of peppy pop on Wont Be Long Now. With Thompson front and center, doom and gloom dominates the rest of the record no surprise to longtime fans of Thompson and her ex-husband, Richard. She sings of war, fear, domestic abuse, loneliness and death, and like the gray sky on the cover, theres a bleak beauty to the music. Thompsons bracing, unvarnished alto remains a wonder despite her history of career-curtailing voice trouble. She chooses her material wisely, mixing traditional British and Irish folk with songs she wrote that have the same timeless feel. The family provides plenty of help. Daughter Kami takes the lead on As Fast As My Feet, and son Teddy contributes as a composer on four songs, including the wry title cut. Even Richard lends a hand, with his acoustic guitar the only backing instrument on the lovely opener Loves for Babies and Fools. It sounds like something they might have performed together 40 years ago again, timeless. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.