Steve Gillette has been on the folk music scene since the 1960s, so he isn't as much forgotten as he is overlooked by many people. This is a shame, because he deserves to be as well known as, say, Gordon Lightfoot.
He's still performing, most often with his wife, Cindy Mangsen, in venues and folk festivals all over the world.
His songs have been recorded by Ian Tyson, Garth Brooks, Waylon Jennings, John Denver, Linda Ronstadt, Tammy Wynette, and Anne Murray, among others.
Here's an early one, Back on the Street Again:
Probably his best known song is Darcy Farrow, which became a signature song for Ian & Sylvia. Here's Steve and Cindy doing that classic:
A haunting legend and a haunting song, The Erlking. The graphics on this video are fantastic:
Sing Me That Song About the River:
Here Steve and Cindy recall When the First Leaves Fall:
Choppy, poor video. Good song -- West Texas Wind:
For more Forgotten Music, go to Scott D. Parker's blog.
Always, as an Earl by middle name, up for an Erlking ballad...(all my names have eldritch tones to them...wonder what my parents suspected...)ReplyDelete