A couple of hundred million years ago what became West Africa and Massachusetts were in the same place. The plates shifted, a fissure opened in the proto continent and became the Atlantic ocean. We and our ancestors have crossed that…
Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto - a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass - creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound.
“One of the best singers in music”
-T Bone Burnett
“Among the world’s finest folk practitioners”
“The best ballad singer of his generation”