Lehto and Wright, The Thrashing Machine

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Lehto and Wright, The Thrashing Machine. Coming in the wake of their first three highly critically acclaimed New Folk Records releases, Steve Lehto and John Wright have refined and expanded on their formula for reinterpreting traditional Irish, English, and American folk music.

The Thrashing Machine and Other Stories includes the use of a string quartet on the Lehto-penned "The Earl of Otherwhere," a first for Lehto and Wright, in addition to a revitalizing of the classic ballad "Nancy Spain," once recorded by Christy Moore, among others. Lehto and Wright's progressive rock influences can be heard on their reworking of "East Virginia Blues" (inspired by the Pete Seeger version) and on the title track as well. A piece from medieval Italy has also been featured to round out this latest effort by Lehto and Wright, a fitting fourth chapter in their folk rock exploration.



World Turned Upside Down
The Earl of Otherwhere
Down Where the Drunkards Roll
Comiciamento di gioia
Nancy Spain
Waltz for Carol Jean
Bonaparte's Retreat / Banbury Bill / Son Ar Chiste / The Juggler
John Riley
The Thrashing Machine
(Blessed Is) the Healing
East Virginia Blues
The Other Earl of Otherwhere