West Wind Blow (Independent)
This album of traditional Newfoundland tunes, folksongs, and a couple of originals is a pleasure to listen to.
Muggridge has put together some very good players, including brother Bob and guest vocalist Elaine Clarke, to create a simple and spare recording that is lovely and listenable.
The liner notes tell the story of each piece and are a great companion to the music for learning a bit about Newfoundland’s history.
Wayne Muggridge makes the decision to make his guitar the primary instrument, rather than fiddle or accordion as you most often hear in Newfoundland folk tunes. He and all the various players on the album are obviously talented and experienced musicians, playing with a clean simplicity that makes this a lovely CD to put on for a sunny afternoon drive.