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“Magpie Suite” (by Fern Knight)
Released:June 2nd, 2008
Recorded:June 2nd, 2008
Host: Irene Trudel
Engineer: Irene Trudel
|Live performance by Fern Knight (James Wolf - violin, Jesse Sparhawk - harp/bass, Margie Wienk - vocals, cello, acoustic guitar, Jim Ayre - drums, Flying V)|
On Fern Knight's new self-titled album, the listener is engulfed in imagery of pastoral scenes of folkloric greenery and of an earlier mystical age. Fern Knight is a they, not a she, a quartet bring fronted by the lovely voice of Margie Wienk. As they describe it, "The calm surface of harp, cello and violin are juxtaposed against the perfectly timed distorted squalls of a Flying V with the grounding blanket of electric bass underneath."