I want to say a lot of great things about Fishing Music. In this case, at least, less is more.
A project of uber-musicians David Thompson & Ben Winship, it’s got everything—it’s got fly fishing, it’s got acoustic music. What more do you need?
I suppose I could say something about how much I enjoyed the first disc recorded at Mr. Winship’s Henhouse studio at beautiful Victor, Idaho. I could brag on the Bozeman, Montana, based bluegrass group Kane’s River, in which I first heard Mr. Thompson and contributer John Lowell play. I could wax romantically on Mollie O’Brien (hubba hubba) and her contributions to the recording. I could wonder at her mate Tim O’Brien, or contributer Aoife O’Donovan, or….
I could mourn late fall days tossing dry flies on the Madison River at trout gone by.
I could, but I won’t. ‘Cause everbody’s fishin’, jump in. The Americana water’s fine.
Fishing Music I, Snake River Records, 2003
Fishing Music II, Snake River Records 2009