House Still Burning Down
The album title "House Still Burning Down" is a nod to the Hendrix track "House Burning Down" from 'Electric Ladyland', written at the time of the Watts riots and the Civil Rights era in the US in the 1960's. My ten songs cover sociological themes of current issues - everything from corporate scandals in "The New Civil War" and "The Nodding Sycophants" to ethical questions and inequality. You could call it a modern folk album -as there are so many parallels with the 1960's and the same sociological issues we face today, forty years later. As well as questioning where the world is going - there are songs of hope and self analysis - and the optimism of the human spirit in the face of adversity. On certain songs,there is more of a soundscape and /or electronic approach in production, to convey the mood. On others, there is the intimate simplicity of just a vocal and an acoustic guitar.