Friday, September 16, 2016

Recording: Will Kidman

Artist: Will Kidman

Songs: unknown* + Through the Morning, Through the Night [Gene Clark cover]

Recorded at Church of St. Andrew by-the-lake, August 28, 2016.

Will Kidman - unknown

Will Kidman with Misha Bower and Matt Cully - Through the Morning, Through the Night

A trip out to the Island to see a gig in the Church of St. Andrew by-the-lake is always a treat, and this Sunday afternoon offered three sets where the performers kept overlapping in various ways. Misha Bower, Matt Cully and Will Kidman (with occasional contributions from Martha Farquhar-McDonnell, who'd had her own show in St. Andrew a couple months back) each provided some new offerings from their own songbooks as well as coming together for a trio of set-ending covers. The previous weekend had seen Will Kidman out on the Island, backing up Michelle McAdorey at Camp Wavelength but it seemed he needed a little help from his friends to cajole him into playing his own material. Kidman mentioned that one of the new songs had been completed the night before with the help of Misha Bower, and she was on hand to sing on a couple, including the closing cover which strayed from the Neil Young tracks in the previous sets to go with this tune from the second Dillard & Clark album. [Do note this show was performed without microphones, so the sound of my recording is a bit raw — if you listen closely, you can hear the whir of the overhead fan, and occasionally the drone of the cicadas outside.]

[Will Kidman plays the Bloor Ossington Folk Festival on Sunday (September 18th) in Christie Pits Park at 4:10 p.m.]

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

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