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The Accident That Led Me to the World, March 5th, 2009
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Publish-date-icon March 24, 2009
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From their website:

"The Accident That Led Me To The World is an all-acoustic, non-percussive chamber folk trio from Massachusetts. The name was derived from a song that band member Mark Mandeville (guitar, banjo, vocals) wrote called "The Accident That Led Me To The World," which he then elaborated into the concept of an allegorical narrative involving a boy who sails away to an island to be alone. From this concept sprung an entire album’s worth of songs, and Mandeville incorporated Raianne Richards (guitar, clarinet, vocals) and Zack Ciras (upright bass) to flesh out the material. The result was the eponymous 2006 debut released on Nobody’s Favorite Records, an angular, concise mixture of bluegrass picking, sea chantey sing-a-longs, and folk singer-songwriting. This release was followed by 2008’s The Island Gospel, more expansive, more focused, and more lyrical than its predecessor, and which also travels a more country-driven direction. The Island Gospel also continues the allegorical narrative concept that was begun on the first album, and both albums feature artwork which illustrates the narrative."

In this episode, I engage in a discussion with Mark, Raianne, and Zack about the evolution and current state of American Folk Music, which is illustrated by classic folk and contemporary independent folk tracks chosen by Mark, and followed by a beautiful in-studio performance.

For more information on The Accident, please visit them at www.theaccidentthatledmetotheworld.com.

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