Woodsongs 706: Mike Scott/Waterboys - Celebration of W.B. Yates

published 7 years ago by The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour Vodcast

MIKE SCOTT is the Scottish bandleader of the legendary group The Waterboys. The band has just released its first new album in half a decade 'An Appointment With Mr. Yeats' which takes classic poems of the classic Irish poet W.B. Yeats and puts them in modern musical settings. The new album connects with the power and immediacy of Waterboy's classics like This Is the Sea (1985) and Fisherman�s Blues (1988), unfolding with colorful vividness that has characterized Scott�s single-minded body of work during the course of the last three decades. Scott has been on quite a creative roll in recent years, having authored an enthusiastically received memoir, Adventures of a Waterboy, while the new album is the result of two decades of dedication and a lifelong fascination with Yeats� poetry.

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