I’m feeling homesick for New England today, and whenever I’m homesick, I usually turn to one guy: Harvey Reid. Harvey Reid is an American folk artist and incredibly talented musician. I grew up on his album “Of Wind and Water” and play it whenever I want to remember what home feels like. This beautiful track especially conjures up memories of where I’m from. Once on the train home to visit my family, I made a list of the things that define what that means:
- Iron rail track nails
- Hot weeds
- Frozen mud
- Sail cloth
- Tiny fish bones
- Sweet corn
- Rambling stone walls
- Pavement undulating with tree roots
- Low tide seaweed
- Bare white churches
- Bare white birch trees
I’m also from cold April rain.
4 thoughts on “Modernism Monday: “April Rain,” Harvey Reid”
For some reason I always associate weeds with the summer.
A nice discovery…first time I have heard Harvey Reid. Thanks for sharing.
Some of his stuff is a bit much, but his “Of Wind and Water” album is great.