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Somebody Give Me Direction

Somebody Give Me Direction

In Somebody Give Me Direction, his third album for Folkways, Kevin Roth presents two approaches to performing folk music. On the first half of the recording, Roth plays a Field 5-string dulcimer and utilizes a traditional folk music acoustic style. Then he plays on a variety of dulcimers in a more contemporary style. His selection of songs ranges from traditional folk music (“Southwind”), cover songs (Peter Yarrow’s “If I Had Wings,” Pete Seeger’s “Singing in the Country,” and Tom Paxton’s “The Marvelous Toy”), and original material (“Tea House Teller,” “Poet Song,” and the title song, “Somebody Give Me Direction”). The liner notes include a brief essay by David Fricke and song lyrics.

Track Listing

101
If I Had Wings Kevin Roth 3:22
102
Times are Getting Hard Kevin Roth 4:59
103
South Wind Kevin Roth 4:19
104
Marvelous Toy,The Kevin Roth 3:22
105
Singing in the Country Kevin Roth 1:50
106
January Man Kevin Roth 3:15
201
Dry Bones Kevin Roth 2:29
202
Dark Tonight Kevin Roth 3:35
203
Tea House Teller Kevin Roth 2:38
204
Ballad of the Woodland Kevin Roth 1:46
205
Poet Song Kevin Roth 4:02
206
Somebody Give Me Direction Kevin Roth 4:21

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