Saturday, October 6, 2012

Janet Smith - Vol. I: The Unicorn and Other Songs Both Old & New (Takoma, 1970)

Janet Smith's Vol. I was released on John Fahey's Takoma label and has never been reissued. She was the second female artist to be released on the label. The album features a mix of self-penned songs, traditional pieces and covers of material by artists such as Arlo Guthrie and Mayne Smith. Janet plays acoustic and sings, with second guitar accompaniment by Bob Wilson. Little information can be found about either artist, and this may be their only recording. Get it here.