Folks, your humble editor has been working hard over the last few days to take care of a number of responsibilities that, in their own way, are related to The Art of the Rural. I appreciate everyone's patience; we'll return to normal article-posting tomorrow.
Until then, I'd recommend giving a listen to Poor Moon, the new record by artist / musician / folklorist MC Taylor, who records under the name Hiss Golden Messenger. A review is forthcoming; Poor Moon stands as one of the finest records I've heard in a long time, and it meditates around a series of ideas and lyrical concerns that will be interest to our readers. Beyond all that: these are beautiful, challenging, and haunting songs.
Here's "Call Him Daylight" from Poor Moon: