Photo: Bryony McIntyre

MV & EE, The Cherry Blossoms & The Golden Road

Golden Cherry Ball

A chance to connect to the source of the folk spirit; for sure. We wanted to do an event that really explored the anarchic, communal and kind of self-validated vibe of musical creation that’s a big part of why we dig some of the of the great revenant folk players of our time.  What's it like to actually hang back at Matt Valentine’s house (Maximum Arousal Farm, Vermont), late at night and listen to the songs being swapped.

So we’ve invited MV & EE with their band the Golden Road to sit in with The Cherry Blossoms - Middle Tennessee's finest anarchic post neo-skiffle collective specializing in kazoo-exotica - to sit about, take turns to swap a few songs, sink a pint of 80/- at the bar and come back and sing a few more.

 

MV & EE and The Golden Road - an intoxicating brew of revenant folk and avant-garde/ beat/ outsider techniques fused in the sun of Neil Young’s heaviest electric cuts.

 

The Cherry Blossoms - just about the finest good time, back to the source jug band you’ve maybe never heard.  Sweet as all hell vocals and a kazoo sound to die for.

 

Watch out for a guest appearance from Glasgow’s own ecstatic folk poet Richard Youngs and a film of him pootling around by Luke Fowler.

  • MV+EE The Golden Road Set 1

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    • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

  • MV+EE The Golden Road Set 2

    Credits / license
    • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

  • The Cherry Blossoms Set 1

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    • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

  • The Cherry Blossoms (with MV+EE) Set 2

  • The Cherry Blossoms MV+EE The Golden Road

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    • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

  • Extract

    Golden Cherry Ball - Peggy Snow & Matt Valentine

    ... Of course, we can keep rhythm, and the elements of chaos do not eclipse our love of melody. Our lyrics extol the beauty and mystery of nature and life, and address the depressive tendencies of humanity. Several songs involve leaving where ever we are, and never coming back. (Not here, of course) 

    Credits / license
    • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0