Archive for the 'James Elkington' Category

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. One of our favorite records of the year, James Elkington’s Wintres Woma is one of subtle nuance, its depth and breadth unfurling with each consecutive listen. Here, Elkington pays tribute to The […]

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Looking for a thread connecting some of the year’s best records, from Joan Shelley to Wooden Wand’s Clipper Ship, Brokeback’s Illinois River Valley Blues to Michael Chapman’s 50? Look to guitarist James Elkington. For the last couple years, the UK-born, Chicago-based musician’s been everywhere, playing with Steve Gunn, Lætitia Sadier, Tweedy, Richard Thompson, and many more. Now, Elkington adds another record […]

Monday, September 14th, 2015

With John Renbourn passing into the great unknown this year to join his six-string brother in arms Bert Jansch, it’s a good time to be reminded of the wonderful sounds two acoustic guitarists in joyous communion can make. These two recent LPs are more than worthy additions to the tradition. Bert and John would be […]