Apron Strings

Apron Strings

by The Memory Band
     
 

The Memory Band played richly textured, mild-mannered guitar-based folk music with some influences from vintage British folk and folk-rock on Apron Strings, their second album. Instrumentally, they're most distinguished from other acts working in similar territory by their prominent use of bothSee more details below

Overview

The Memory Band played richly textured, mild-mannered guitar-based folk music with some influences from vintage British folk and folk-rock on Apron Strings, their second album. Instrumentally, they're most distinguished from other acts working in similar territory by their prominent use of both violin and viola, usually in the same track. Listen to the opening instrumental, a version of the traditional warhorse "Blackwaterside," and you'll be reminded of Donovan songs like "The Fat Angel," though the vibe is here relayed in a more detached, somber fashion. There's some other traditional material on the album too (as well as an unexpected cover of Ronnie Lane's "The Poacher"), though most often the songs are the work of guitarist-founder Stephen Cracknell, and convey an autumnal, slightly melancholic outlook. The use of both male and female vocals (Cracknell and Nancy Wallace being the most prominent contributors in that regard) helps vary the moods, but the singing, and to a lesser degree the playing, would benefit from some more intensity and emotion.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2006
Label:
Dicristina Stair
UPC:
0655035400822
catalogNumber:
8
Rank:
326746

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Memory Band   Primary Artist
Rob Spriggs   Viola,Group Member
Stephen Cracknell   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
Alan Doyle   Cello,12-string Guitar,Group Member
Simon Lord   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Nancy Wallace   Guitar,Harmonium,Vocals,Group Member
Paul McGee   Group Member
Jennymay Logan   Violin,Group Member
Adem Ilhan   Bass,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Ronnie Lane   Composer
Stephen Cracknell   Arranger,Composer
Mandy Parnell   Mastering
Traditional   Composer
Nancy Wallace   Arranger

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