Today, two tunes from Show of Hands, an acoustic roots band from here in the West Country. The core members of the band are singer/songwriter Peter Knightley and multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer, joined in recent years by Miranda Sykes on double-bass and other musicians. I love these guys, who are terrific live performers -- and Knightley is one heck of a songwriter.
Above: "Roots," from the Witness CD.
Below: "Country Life," from the Country Life CD.
And on the subject of the threat to country life, have a look at these sad but beautiful photographs: "Last Days at TrueLove Farm." They were taken by Dartmoor photographer Chris Chapman, who lives up the road in the village of Throwleigh. (The link takes you to his home page, where you'll find a link to the TrueLove project in the menu on the left, along with other good things -- including the mythic Three Hares Project, if you haven't stumbed across this already.)