Recently I stumbled into a mother lode of good listening: Transatlantic Sessions. The concept: a bunch of top-tier musicians, rooted in folk traditions from America and the British Isles, getting together in Scotland to sing and play together.
Up top are the first sessions. Three and half hours of beautiful listening, with appearances by singers I love (Iris DeMent, Emmylou Harris, Kathy Mattea…) and ones who were new to me.
Just wonderful. I haven’t tapped into later installments of Transatlantic Sessions, but there are plenty: the second (1998), the third (2007), and the fourth, parts one (featuring Rosanne Cash) and two (featuring Allison Moorer). I think there’s a fifth!
Hours and hours of world-class singing and playing, free for the listening.