hey everyone - as some of you know - between March 2020 and April 2021 I put out a weekly show affectionately known as the HMHFAS Emergency Broadcast History of Folk (with Swearing) every Sunday for 52 weeks. The whole…Read more
He Mistook Her For A Swan, afffectionately known by our acronym HMHFAS is Colleen Hodgson and Steve Koch. We play dark and moody music for dark and moody people. The music is mostly accoustic and loosely inspired by the giants of the early English Folk scene Anne Briggs, Bert Jansch, Sandy Denny and others. Building on that solid base of Sad and Beautiful music, we've added other influences like Townes Van Zant, Graeme Parsons, Hoyt Axton and of course Ozzy. Sometimes joined by our heavy friends we hope to be playing at a bar near you sometime soon.
Nottamun Town is a very old and very strange song, originating in the 1600's it describes a world where everything is upside down, backwards, disoriented. So its appropriate for our times too. Not only is this song a story, it has a story. Although the words of the song were known, the music had been lost in England so the song existed only in lyric sheets. In the 1900's some musicologists found that the song was still being played widely in the Appalachian mountains of America. With the music remarried to the words, Bert Jansch did a dark and sweet version of the tune, and now so have we.
More cool facts here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nottamun_Town
Here's where you can see HMHFAS around town