God Feeds the Ravens
An exciting 2008 release in Bo' Weavil's Wooden Weavil series. English acoustic guitarist C Joynes, a resident of Cambridge, has released a few self produced excellent CD-Rs. Joynes uses a heavy thumb-led finger-picking technique that harks back to traditional Country-Blues and early Ragtime, however, he uses this technique to explore alternative melodic traditions: The English Folk-tune; North and West African music; elements of classical Indian music; proto-minimalist and impressionist music from the European classical tradition. His approach to the recording and compositional process contains a subtle and unassuming experimentation, at times including collaged fragments, field recordings, processing and cut-and-paste.