Album Review
Redwood Cathedral

"Folk on Tap"

I was pleased when I saw a Dick Gaughan album among this quarter's pile of review candidates. I like to be able to say nice things about the albums I'm sent and I thought that the latest release by a performer of Gaughan's quality would be praiseworthy. I was not disappointed. It's a cracker of an album. He has selected good songs by good songwriters and sings them beautifully. The opening number, Muir and the Master Builder is the story of the Scot who instigated the National Parks system in the USA and contains the line which provides the title of the album. Check out too Why Old Men Cry, Thomas Muir of Huntershill and the old Everley Brothers hit Let it be Me. This album is due to become a classic.


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