Richard and Mimi Fariña Uncredited and Undated Photograph "The conscience of my elusive race gives not a fig for me, baby. But I endure, if you know what I mean.” Richard Fariña, "Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up to Me" 1966
"When You Cut" begins with a hooky, almost cheery keyboard melody before plunging into stranger territory, marked by smeared guitar reverb. That approach aligns perfectly with singer Ripley Johnson's creeping paranoia.
The third in my folk musician series. A young Bob Dylan somewhere in Minnesota. Who's next? I'm thinking Lead Belly. Prints of this and few other illustrations are now available at my online shop. I'll be adding a whole lot more in the weeks to come.