Righteousness and Humidity (2003)


  • John Hardy

    Horn Island
    I Can’t Keep from Crying Sometimes
    Easy Money

    This World is Trouble & A Trial
    Ghost in the Pines
    The Coo Coo Bird
    Love Never Dies
    Some Dark Holler
    Wild Bill Jones
    The Devil’s Partiality
    Rollin’ and Tumblin’
    The Last Shot Got Him
SKU: MS2003 Category:


Nominated for Album Of the Year at the BBC Folk Awards 2004

Recorded in New Orleans and Yorkshire, England, Righteousness and Humidity features traditional songs and tunes from the southern U.S. and intriguing original compositions, slide guitar, banjo, ukulele, electric guitar and more. Guest appearances by Steeleye Span’s Rick Kemp and Radiators Dave Malone and Reggie Scanlan.

Essential Folk (4 Stars)

A fierce, uncompromising album by one of the UK’s greatest guitarists/singers this time concentrating predominantly on American music from the Deep South. His passionate set of this stuff was the highlight of this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival but he builds up a rare old head of steam in the studio too. Many of the tracks are entirely solo but by sheer depth of personality he fills the speakers and from John Hardy to Wild Bill Jones he shows the devil does indeed have all the best music.
Colin Irwin

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