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Dodson and Fogg


Prog Folk

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The Jester
3 stars Review # 104 Starting from the band's name, I must say that there is no one in the band called Dodson or Fogg. Both names are taken from two characters from Charles Dickens' book "The Pickwick papers" issued back in 1836.

The founder/composer and songwriter of the band is Mr. Chris Wade, that he might be the new troubadour of the English Folk-Rock scene. His main idea (as far as it seems at least) was to revive the Folk-Rock sound and style of the '70's. And I have to admit he does it very well! In order to do that, he gathered around him some very good musicians, and some of the "heavy" names of the '70's, such as: Celia Humphris on vocals (of the 'Trees') Judy Dyble on vocals (of 'Fairport Convention') Nik Turner on flute (of 'Hawkwind')

With members like those, you got an advantage at hand from the start, don't you agree? Dodson and Fogg released their first 2 albums within a period of 6 months! Their debut album was called after their name, and the second one named 'Derring Do' was released a few months later. (On the second album there has been a change in the members, with Alison O' Donnell (of 'Mellow Candle') replacing Judy Dyble).

The band's music is mellow and melodic Folk Rock, with a rather plain sound, based mostly on string and wind instruments. (acoustic guitar, violin, cello, flute, etc). For the ones that are familiar with this kind of music, I could say that they remind me of Donovan somehow. Their sound is rather melancholic, that takes you back in the 70's. It is the kind of music that sounds better next to a fireplace, with a glass of red wine in your hand, while the rain is hitting the windows...

Best tracks in my opinion: All Day Long, Nothing at All, Endless Sky. My rating: 3.5 stars

The Jester | 3/5 |


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