Primavera Sound Barcelona
The songs by Bridget St. John are always a window. Sometimes, we are immersed in her folk contemplating how it rains on the other side. At other times, we are outside, under a light sun, observing the inside of the house inhabited by this singer songwriter, who recorded three albums with John Peel. In just five years (from 69 to 74), Bridget managed to reach the artist of artists dimension. Later, after years of silence and sporadic comebacks, her cult equals that of musicians such as Vashti Bunyan, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Laura Nyro and if we open up the gender angle, that of the likes of Bill Fay, Michael Chapman or Nick Drake. Go on, open the window.
Songs For The Gentle Man (Dandelion, 1971)