(Grammy Nominee for Best Folk Album) Here eclectic singer/multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney joins forces with the Decemberists, leading the group in this homage to the folk music of the British Isles. Evoking such groups as Fairport Convention but retaining their indie rock edge, the ensemble performs the 19th-century protest song "Blackleg Miner" and the 20th-century classic "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," as well as "Bonny May," "Sheepcrook and Black Dog," "The Old Churchyard," and "To Make You Stay."
"It's a match made in folk-rock heaven.... The result is both a tribute and translation, connecting the dots between contemporary indie music and a deeper cultural legacy."—NPR