I coulda sworn I had done a post on Allen Christie and his magnificent ballad Hills of Scotland. The archive says I haven’t. I guess I must have been remembering multiple comments from HP of Hillbilly Highways plugging the song. Well, I’m slow, sometimes, but I get there eventually.
Get folked up with Allen Christie and Acoustic Mayhem.
These guys know their way around a tune like no others. As a singer-songwriter, Christie brings his outlaw country, roots-style set to life with quick-witted humour, trippy groovy tunes and stories of the old west, heartbreak, hope, and most importantly, home. Framed by some of the best musicians in Canada, a fundamental understanding of western culture and an unmistakable trademark style, old favourites and new melodies are always fresh as the prairie wind.
Well, I don’t need to be asked twice if I want to get folked up — in fact, Frontier Partisans is one of the most folked up sites on the whole Internet; Mr. Christie fits right in around here. So here’s Hills of Scotland, a fine voice and a tragic Celtic Cowboy story. I’ll be spending a chunk of Sunday learning this…