Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Folk Thief is the stage name used by Kamloops-born Dave Hadgkiss (formerly of The Gelcaps) for his Townes Van Zandt-inspired singer/songwriter alter-ego. That is, outside of the confines of his bedroom recording studio where Dave is known to his attentive audience of stuffed animals as Weapons Will Kill.
Broken Record from a Folk Thief show at Vancouver's Railway Club. A few days later, I stumbled onto a second-hand copy of Love, Heartache & Oblivion disc and have been enjoying it ever since. Magic!
In a better world, Folk Thief would be up against Kelly Haigh in the running for the Polaris Prize but truly amazing self-released recordings by strummy types who aren't Neil Young don't really stand a chance for such recognition, do they? Check out Folk Thief at the Horseshoe tonight and grab a copy of his Love, Heartache & Oblivion album while you're at it – you'll be glad you did. Those who can't make it out tonight can get Folk Thief's music directly from his site right here and you can find out more about the prodigiously talented Kelly Haigh and her delightfully twisted Country Western Star album by following this link.
Broken Record by Folk Thief w/ Kelly Haigh