Moira Smiley & VOCO 'Laughter out of Tears' - Self Release

This release celebrates harmony singing within the genre of folksong and the accompaniment of cello, banjo, ukulele, accordion and body percussion really lifts the songs. Moira Smiley is joined by six other voices, in a compelling blend of voices as VOCO and we are given the energy of street singing and the elegance of some fine arrangements. This is music that both dances  and mourns at the same time. There is an ethereal element to proceedings, not unlike that best traditional music of Ireland of Scotland, with 17 tracks to enjoy. I Live in California, Deportee, Oh Winter and Orphan Girl are all fine examples of the craft at play here. Original and compelling.