Song of the Day, March 10: Dar Glasgow by Cheri Knight
March 10, 2016 Leave a comment
Today’s song is a powerful ballad of fidelity and sacrifice. When Cheri Knight recorded her second solo album — the marvelous Northeast Kingdom — she brought together everything she had developed with the Blood Oranges and on her debut. It’s a haunting song cycle about rural, small town life, and Dar Glasgow is the perfect opener.
Anchored by the drone of Steve Earle’s harmonium, Knight tells the tale of a farm woman who chooses her herd over the man whose powerful charms tempt her. Eerie and brooding, the music provides the bedrock for the honest, compelling story. Tightly sketched and brilliantly sung, it finds a musician at the height of her powers.
Enjoy this dark tale today.