'Tell-Tale' is a mix of original and traditional folk songs, and is Tom's debut studio record. Fresh and exciting arrangements of English traditionals 'General Wolfe' and the classic 'Little Musgrave' sit alongside 'The Maid and the Soldier', an original song in the folk style based on Thomas Hardy's poignant short story, 'The Melancholy Hussar'. 'Blues for Brecon', a pastoral guitar instrumental inspired by Tom's hometown, completes the EP.
Known on the folk club scene in London for his intricate acoustic fingerstyle guitar playing and soft, smooth vocals, Tom is a young and up-and-coming folk guitarist on the English folk scene and has drawn comparisons to Jim Moray and a young Martin Simpson, among others.
"Young, classy guitarist who delivers a trad song with intensity and
sincerity. A fine turn. " Bernard Puckett, Islington Folk Club.
released November 16, 2014
'Tell-Tale' was recorded in Oxford and London, and mixed and mastered in Finland. All music arranged and performed by Tom Blackburn (guitar/vocals).
Recording (tracks 1, 3 and 4): Oli Whitworth
Recording (track 2): Nawras Odda
Mixing: Nawras Odda
Mastering: Jaakko Rajamäki