Just listening to an excellent album Freedom Fields by Seth Lakeman. Have you come across him? He was Mercury nominated. Sort of semi-funky country with socially aware lyrics. Heard him on the Cambridge Folk Festival TV highlights programme singing and playing fiddle at the same time. He also plays something called a 'tenor guitar' which is new to me. The word 'haunting' is over-used in music reviews but I think it fits here.
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