Linda Thompson (featuring Kami Thompson) “Solitary Traveller” – wandering through a life

Photo: Sean James

Despite Linda Thompson saying of ‘Solitary Traveller‘ : “Solitary Traveller, I wouldn’t know. I’ve never been one. But, if you have a lot of people in your life, you sometimes yearn for solitude. Conversely, solitary people often crave company. It is a bit of a dichotomy. My daughter doing the honours” it’s hard to not read a little hint at a bit of autobiography into a song that opens with “I had a voice clear and true I chided and scolded and lied about you / never held my wicked tongue / And now my voice is gone.”  For there is, of course, a reason that Kami Thompson is singing on this co-write by her mother and her husband James Walbourne – Linda Thompson is not singing her own songs because she has a rare vocal condition known as spasmodic dysphonia which affects a person’s ability to talk and sing.

And so her new album ‘Proxy Music‘ features a range of guest vocalists including John Grant on a song called ‘John Grant.’  That we have to hear.  And we can, when ‘Proxy Music‘ is released on June 21st on StorySound Records.  Order your copy now…

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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