Folk music of every shade has been a fairly recent interest of mine. I’ve always loved music of all kind, from opera to metal through electronica and various commercial pop acts. Having started to play a bit of guitar a few years ago, I delved deeper into the country/folk repertoire, and I have lately veered into more traditional, old-time American music as I took up the banjo.

Being a non-native teacher of British and American language and civilization, I couldn’t but fall in love with those songs in English which mixed history, poetry and music. That’s how I decided to start such a little blog to share my musings, musical discoveries and tidbits of research on the songs I love to hear and play.