Cashavelly Morrison – Hunger (2018)

Posted by Green on December 2, 2018as

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With musical influences drawn from traditional Appalachian roots (Jean Ritchie a prime influence), coloured by the desert noir mood of resonant slide guitar, it opens with the title track, a number about how the powerful feed off the vulnerable with the striking image of how “they come-a-stealing the babies from our beds…they drag them from behind and skin them for their hides”.

That dark, almost gothic, storytelling vein continues into the pedal steel streaked, strummed murder ballad ‘Hue And Cry’, the gentle melody counterpointed by the lyrics, evoking dread in the opening line “I told Mama he was swinging a knife” and proceeding to recount a tale that conjures bloody images of Herod’s massacre of the children, persecution and ethnic cleansing.

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