Song of the Day, September 16: Another Grey and Grim Old Grimy Day by John Tams

Today’s song is Another Grey and Grim Old Grimy Day by John Tams. A long-standing fixture of the British folk community, Tams first came to muscial prominence working with Ashley Hutchings, primarily as a member of the Albion Band. He has also led Home Service and collaborated with a number of folk luminaries, notably Barry Coope. He is also a noted music historian, actor, producer, and arranger.

Tams waited until 2000 to release his first solo album; he followed with two others in fairly quick succession. All three won great praise. This amazing song is from his second solo outing, 2003’s Home. Brilliantly constructed, it paints a picture of quiet despair, with the singer stranded in his own life. Over a slow drone, Tams provides a passionate vocal of aching loneliness. Enjoy this powerful song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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