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And So it Goes. . .
Genres: Folk, World Music
Steve Tilston is a 25-year veteran of the British folk music scene. A lovely singer and a guitarists' guitarist, Tilston reveals the influences of classical, Celtic, Spanish, blues, country-western and South American music... more »
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Steve Tilston is a 25-year veteran of the British folk music scene. A lovely singer and a guitarists' guitarist, Tilston reveals the influences of classical, Celtic, Spanish, blues, country-western and South American musics. Stylistically he more than holds his own with some of the finest performers of an earlier generation, such as Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Davy Graham, all of whom number among his many fans. As a songwriter he has the uncanny ability to make brand new songs sound like age-old wonders that have been passed from generation to generation. One cannot help but revel in Tilston's understated, emotion-charged vocals and the warm finesse of his guitar-playing.
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Good stuff, but not his best
C. H Smith | Bowling Green, Kentucky United States | 08/31/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sadly, we are only getting a restricted sample of Tilston's music through Amazon (and on this side of the Atlantic in general). His first album, "An Acoustic Confusion," came out in 1970 and was a really fine debut work; I understand it has recently been re-issued by a small label in Vermont. His best album overall, "Life by Misadventure," was released in 1986 (I think), and is filled with brilliantly written and performed songs of love, despair, and hope. Another album released a few years later ("Of Moor and Mesa") contains the piece "Slipjigs and Reels" later recorded by Fairport Convention. There is also a "greatest hits" package, and a recently released, and perfectly superb solo voice and guitar work called "Solorubato." And, for those who might enjoy his guitar work (he is a *very* good player, in the Davy Graham-Bert Jansch-Pierre Bensusan mold) there is a recently deleted instrumental cd called "Swans at Coole." Well--why can't we have all these available too? "And So It Goes" doesn't measure up to any of these, but even it rates a '4.' If you like first-rate guitar work and splendid interpretation of both traditional and original material, this very underrated and underexposed artist is your man. P.S.: Steve has his own website from which some of these earlier works can be purchased. Do it!"