“Scarecrows in a Field”.

Scarecrows in a Field is a collaboration between two of South-Africa’s finest Singer-Songwriters, Chris Davidson and Bill Knight; and Master Percussionist, Derek Craig. (Scroll Down)

   

Chris Davidson is a Muizenberg-based Poet, Founder-member of the quirky and celebrated “Lentil Collective”, and a Songwriter of Note, who produces Moving, multi-layered Songs of Deep Insight and Power.
As a Street-side Philosopher, Chris has given himself permission to continue to reinvent his reality.

Bill Knight, Poet, Singer-Songwriter, Storyteller, Weaver of Tall Tales and Short Truths; layers his authentic contemporary Cape-Folk music with poetic Lyrics of depth and intensity. His “Kaapse Mengsel” Style, written in a characteristic “Bredie” of English and the dialect of the Western Cape, provides a personal but Universal insight into the not-so-ordinary lives of everyday people, drawing strongly on Myth, Mystery, Legend and Folk- Lore.

Together, they are a Force to be reckoned with.
They subscribe strongly to the Ethics and Traditions of the Troubadours – Minstrels and Social Commentators; whose Work ranges from the Myths and Legends in the Fireside Tales of Early Man, to the Welsh Bardic Tales, Scandinavian Sagas, and the writings of Political Activists of the Middle-Ages, up to the Present day.

Their Poetic, Lyric-Led Mystical Folk Music stands apart in its interweaving of Powerful Images and Ancient Archetypes, coupled with Beautiful Melodies and engaging Rhythms – which expands on the Themes of Paradox and Duality, Light and Dark, in the Human Condition. Peopled by Doves and Crows, Demons and Angels, the Broken and the Healed, their material is sometimes light-hearted, sometimes shockingly visceral: always Authentic.

A new addition to “Scarecrows”, is Master-Percussionist, Derek Craig, well-known for his Magical Work with Steve Walsh, Robin Auld, Tim Parr, Marcia Moon and Mazula, to name but a few. His contribution to the Trio lifts their Music into a Dynamic, Exciting new Realm.

“The warm and eclectic mix of ragamuffin folk, country and blues fits like a well worn pair of shoes.” Robin Auld, Shoreline Songs.

“A band of them: reclusive half-forgotten Balladeers are scattered around South Africa. Weathered, weary dressed all in black with gravediggers’ hats; they’ll pass around Tales… and Prophesy with uncanny accuracy and historicize with earthy rhythms, the stories of South African Folk….all the people in this, the strangest of places” Alice Inggs, Rolling Stone Magazine.

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“Birds of a Feather” download on Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/birds-of-a-feather/id1273990057