Winter Wilson

Spalding Folk Club @ Lincoln Arms, Spalding - Wed 3rd March 2004

Folk fans have had the opportunity to enjoy a number of gigs during the past week, though sadly two of the gigs had disappointingly low audiences.

Last Wednesday we had the opportunity to see locally based duo Winter Wilson who were the guests at Spalding Folk Club. Its a while since we've seen them for a full concert set and with a new album to promote Kip and Dave's set featured a lot of new songs in addition to old favourites such as 'Storm Around Tumbledown' which folk legend Vin Garbutt has covered and the raunchy blues number 'Find Myself A Lover'. Dave Wilson's excellent songs often have a melancholy edge, most notably the tearjerker 'One Step From Heaven'.

The duo's first CD featured two songs about war, their excellent new album 'I Hear Voices Sing' opens with a song about the military 'Soldier' which they also opened their first set with, as in 'Storm Around Tumbledown' there is no happy ending! In between songs Kip and Dave lightened the mood of the evening with their natural humour that has become a part of their live performances.

Highlights of the evening included 'Orange Trees and Dusty Roads', a superb song that recounts the feelings of an early American pioneer in similar style to Bruce Springsteen's 'Tom Joad' and 'Rainbows & Clover' a song about the changes in scenery around Sleaford, where Dave originates from.