Elephant Micah – No underground (from the album Where in our woods, Western Vinyl)

Folklorist-by-day Joseph O’Connell weaves an album around realist tales of local southern Indiana wildlife.

It might sound unlikely on paper but the results are compelling.

Particularly on this gem. Stately picked Spanish guitar sets the tone, as the lyrics brilliantly evoke a living breathing tumult of colour -

“sequined shoes, golden robes, all of them embroidered with roses”.

Long time admirer Will Oldham joins on backing vocals later to produce a quiet crescendo of emotion.

Timeless and very moving.


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