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Rediscovery

Sweet Billy Pilgrim: We Just Did What Happened and No One Came [2016 Kscope Remix/Remaster]

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Sweet Billy PilgrimWe Just Did What Happened and No One CameKscope Music2016 (2005) My how things have changed. Upon first encountering Britain's Sweet Billy Pilgrim at the 2007 Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, Norway, funding was so diminutive that singer/songwriter/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/erstwhile leader Tim Elsenberg was unable to bring the full group; instead, he came with bassist/banjoist/background vocalist Anthony Bishop...and even had to use a borrowed Fender Stratocaster, which caused no shortage of tuning difficulties throughout the duo's ...

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Extended Analysis

Sweet Billy Pilgrim: Crown and Treaty

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Sweet Billy Pilgrim Crown and Treaty Luxor Purchase 2012 Leaping onto the scene overnight might appear to have its advantages, but there are plenty of disadvantages, too. Building an audience incrementally, over a period of time, often allows an artist to evolve without the same degree of mass expectation that comes from instant stardom. Sweet Billy Pilgrim's We Just Did What Happened and No One Came (2005), may have been released independently on the group's ...

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Album Review

Sweet Billy Pilgrim: Twice Born Men

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In the 21st century nothing is sacred, but in the best possible way. Cultural, stylistic and sonic cross-pollination is today's de facto standard, with sound processing, sampling and post-production creating previously unheard aural landscapes. Sweet Billy Pilgrim--largely the brainchild and creation of lead singer/songwriter/multi- instrumentalist Tim Elsenburg, but unmistakably colored by band mates, banjoist Anthony Bishop and drummer Alistair Hamer--explored the vaster landscapes of folktronica on its widely praised debut, the enigmatically titled We just did what happened and no ...


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