tate toussaint is a london born folk singer living in california. his music is classic, american style troubadour folk, in the tradition of woody guthrie, townes van zandt and early bob dylan. toussaint is comfortable writing original tunes as well as interpreting the rich vein of american folk song, including the two apt choices on this release, 'in the pines', and 'the cuckoo' (two of my favorite traditional folk tunes).
toussaint's voices is deep and weary, spreading the fog of london over these american tunes. his guitar playing is adept, from the simple alternating bass note folk style of 'in the pines', to complex country blues picking in 'california blues #2'.
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