Debra Cowan | Greening the Dark

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Greening the Dark

by Debra Cowan

Containing six songs about change, loss, transformation, tragedy, and empowerment, this EP is a powerful example of musical storytelling in various styles from Celtic to sorrowful acoustic.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bones and Feathers (feat. Mike Barry, Joyce Andersen, Dave Mattacks & Bob Nieske)
4:25 album only
2. Hills of Greenmore (feat. Duke Levine, Richard Gates, John Roberts, Billy Novick & Dave Mattacks)
3:35 album only
3. The Old Changing Way (feat. Duke Levine, Richard Gates, Billy Novick & Dave Mattacks)
4:07 album only
4. Anna Dixie (feat. Duke Levine, Joyce Andersen & Dave Mattacks)
3:49 album only
5. Polly on the Shore (feat. Duke Levine, Richard Gates & Dave Mattacks)
3:14 album only
6. Scarecrow (feat. Duke Levine, Joyce Andersen, Richard Gates, John Roberts, Dave Mattacks & Tom Palance)
3:56 album only
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Album Notes
Debra Cowan’s sixth and newest recording, “Greening the Dark” is her second collaboration with drummer Dave Mattacks as arranger and producer. This EP contains six songs about change, loss, transformation, tragedy, and empowerment. From the Celtic-sounding traditional “Hills of Greenmore”, to the late Lal Waterson’s “Anna Dixie”, “Greening the Dark” brings the listener on a journey of compelling storytelling through Cowan’s expressive voice and Mattack’s exquisite arrangements.

Musically, Cowan and Mattacks have gone beyond their first collaboration, “Fond Desire Farewell” by adding electric instruments, creating a folk-rock sound that is full but never overpowering, complex but never cluttered and always more than merely appropriate. It is a fitting tribute to Mattacks’s long history with the British folk-rock band “Fairport Convention” among others and Cowan’s appreciation of that music genre that inspired her for decades.



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