In December of 1977,
Jerome Jarvis and David Woodhead drove from Ontario to the
islands of British Columbia to meet up with Paul Gellman and
make new music in an entirely new setting. Already busy
freelance players on the Ontario folk scene, the decision
was made to focus on one group and see where it went. This
recording is the result.
With the help of friend Bob Gibson, halls were booked, festivals and dances were played, and a tour of the Kootenays done, all in the year 1978. The whole enterprise was very much an extension of the members' experiences in the place they met - the Black Swan coffee house in Stratford, and each had toured and recorded as members of Perth County Conspiracy (does not exist), a creative and anarchic collective of musicians, poets, toy-makers, dancers, cider-distributors, mimes and espresso consumers well known across Canada.
Recorded by Greg Pauker, July-September 1978,
at Celebration on Gabriola island, BC
and Gulfwind Sound, Saltspring Island, BC
Paul Gellman - piano, guitar, violin,
David Woodhead - bass, mandolin, vocals
Jerome Jarvis - drums, percussion, vocals
Wendy Sinclair - vocals on "This Time Turning" and "Volcano"
huckle - flute on "Volcano"
All songs by Paul Gellman except "Let It
Flow" by Jerome Jarvis
Also available direct: send $15
Cdn money order or cheque
(includes shipping) to David Woodhead at:
133 Albany Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3C5
Don't forget your return address!