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Thread #139321 Message #3194193
Posted By: Charley Noble
24-Jul-11 - 09:55 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Bill Morrissey (1951-2011)
Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Morrissey 1951-2011
We booked Bill several times at the old Portland Folk Club in the 1980's and got to hang out with him before and afterwards. Bill invented what I would call "The New England Blues," ballads about blue-collar or rural characters whose lives took odd but familiar turns. Now, Bill has joined with one of his own darker ballads. Damn!
I always loved "Snow Outside the MIll" but "Birches" was also a fine song.