Steve Folk (formerly know as Blabbermouth) is an exceptional artist. Travelling around Europe (not in his boat: that’s just a home and a studio) he meets nice people or nasty dogs, plays his music for people that may or may not pay attention, stays at beautiful mansions or crappy hotels. And he keeps us posted via his highly entertaining diary thoughts on Facebook and even in his songs.
After his highly praised and successful album Ramble, Steve “Blabbermouth” Thompson now returns as Steve Folk with a brand new collection of self penned (and cleverly arranged) songs.
Black Sheep Bones is an album written straight from the heart, it is an album that portrays exactly what it means to be a full-time touring Singer/Songwriter.
For the last 3 years Steve Folk has been capturing the imagination of audiences all over Europe playing in theatres, bars, clubs and living rooms in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and Switzerland. The journeys between them have been the fuel to the artists writing – countless train, plane, ferries and bus trips have given Steve the inspiration and the time to write a classic album full of warm,
inviting melodies and reflective lyrics.
The reference to his wife, Geneviéve, is a recurrent theme throughout the album particularly on tracks such as “My Wife, The River” and “Baltimore”, in the aforementioned Steve compares Geneviéve to the mighty River Thames a very effective metaphorical love song.
The title track “Black Sheep Bones” is a true celebration of what it means to be “living the dream”, Steve claims it isn’t easy but the uplifting and energetic vibe celebrates what it means to be a “Black Sheep”, there are “no pension schemes” or fancy cars in Steve’s life.
Hailed by the likes of Uncut Magazine and Chris Hawkins from BBC 6 Music, the performing songwriter delivers and his music is available right now via Bandcamp where you can have a check right now at: