The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46624   Message #692375
Posted By: wysiwyg
17-Apr-02 - 05:54 PM
Thread Name: Review: PHILLY FOLKSONG SOCIETY Reviews
Subject: Review: Tim Walker (solo) (of Sadie Green Sales)
Timothy Walker, that bearded, British half of the Sadie Green Sales Ragtime Jugband, has been a full time traveling singer for more years than he might care to specify. As Sadie Green's primary vocalist/guitarist/ jug virtuoso, he is booked years in advance. (PFS's Odyssey program uses them when they are available.) Tim, for those who haven't seen Sadie, looks older than he is. He is slight of build and most of his hair is his beard.

He is my friend. So, when I received Tim's first solo CD, I asked Tom Jones of Rowen University for his unbiased reaction. Dr. Jones just loved the CD. In fact he kept the CD, and he won't give it back. It is a nice selection of songs, half a dozen Skiffle numbers and about half a dozen more recent compositions. Check out Tim's convincing reading of Stan Rogers' "The Lock Keeper."

I was sorry that there were so few instrumental breaks. Tim is a flashy fingerpicker (that's Tim, playing what sounds like two guitars, on "Somebody Stole My Gal.")

MM for PFS