James Higgins | Passing Story

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Passing Story

by James Higgins

Passing Story finds Higgins, the eternal hitcher, wandering through a political landscape. Continuing along the acoustic backbone of his previous album, A Drop In A Fall, it tackles issues of conservation, immigration, famine and where to sleep that night
Genre: Folk: Political
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1. Twenty Tonnes of Thunder
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2. One in Thirty Seven
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3. Girl in a Redwood
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4. Sailing in a Buick
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5. I'd I'd 99 Cents More
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6. Enjara
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7. Balayeur
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8. Windmill Spin
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9. Something from France
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10. Was it Love in Summer
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Many of Higgins' lyrics understandably cover the "on the road" theme, but they demonstrate that there is far more depth to that genre than just leaving behind a string of broken hearts. Higgins is a storyteller who sings about street music, hitchhiking, true love, border guards, insects and hen houses. His lyrics tackle environmental issues such as extinction, deforestation and pollution and social issues such as famine, poverty, religion, war and politics. Whether from a rat's eye view from the gutter or through the eyes of the drunk at the far end of the bar, he lets you into the daydreams and philosophies of the bums and punks on the street. Higgins shows us that every town has a tale, every face has something to say and that life is a passing story.


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Paul Lawrence Moyer

James Higgins is the sun setting on a long day.
James Higgins is the sun setting on a long day. The smoke at the end of an empty bar room. The dusty boots of a seasoned cowboy. His voice is Dillon meets the Doors for the gunfight at the OK Corral. Very visual is the song “Twenty Tons of Thunder”. A folk song with country back porch roots. The CD is loaded with rich guitar tones accompanied by shakers, wood blocks and congas. The production is very back roots which complements the vocal tones. On tracks like “Balayeur” there are some biting electric guitar leads that tear into the soul. My favorite song on the CD is “Was It Love in Summer”. The mood of the song is one of sadness and wonder. Beautiful acoustic guitar with a harmonica begging for the answers. Was it love in summer, was it love at all. The puzzling question for which there is no answer.

johnny blues

Great mix of social, political and personal songs
This album has a great mix of social, political and personal songs with a fantastic mix of accoustic and rocky styles. This guy gets better with each album. I know what I like and I LOVE this!

johnny blues

Great mix of social, political and personal songs
This album has a great mix of social, political and personal songs with a fantastic mix of accoustic and rocky styles. This guy gets better with each album. I know what I like and I LOVE this!

Linda Brackenbury

Brilliant!
I loved it, compared with it, revelling in what was as opposed to what is.

Been down to the bottom, but bounced back!! :)

Ann Fergague

Wow
I can't decide which track is my favourite. I love them all!

Azzeddine

I love my uncle
Amazing music! an inspiration for me as I've been plucking away a lot on my new guitar recently... Pround to be your nephew! And i love my cousin Ronan, he's my favourite!