Unlike my first album, "The Turning Of Clocks", "Folk-Worn Prose" is not a concept album. It is, honestly, a fairly disparate collection of songs. Disparate in the sense that there does not exist a cohesive element or distinct common thread that conceptually holds these songs together. While death and faith (or lack thereof) continue to be important themes in many of my songs (something that I've made a conscious attempt to shy away from), one shouldn't draw any conclusions from what might seem to be unifying elements, or the sequencing of the material. Quite simply, the album is comprised of twelve original tracks, ten songs and two instrumentals, that I felt represented my best work over a period of about two years. Since the completion of my first album I've also taken up the banjo, mostly clawhammer and a little two and three finger picking as well. As a result, about half of the tunes feature banjo to some degree; I say this as a disclaimer, of sorts, for anyone expecting a "guitar album." I should also note that although I've enlisted the help of some incredible musicians to help flesh out some of the tunes on these recordings, the core of each track is still rooted in the guitar or banjo arrangement that I play when I perform live as a solo act. Enjoy, Shaun.
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