For The People : CD
  • For The People : CD

For The People : CD

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Stream and download at www.rupertwates.bandcamp.com

Featuring original songs based on old English folk tales, this is a love song to humanity: music by the people, of the people, for the people

'Paradoxically traditional yet very original...Stunning guitar work (of course), rich vocals and stellar songwriting' (Anne Sandstrom, songwriter,

Stream and download at www.rupertwates.bandcamp.com

Featuring original songs based on old English folk tales, this is a love song to humanity: music by the people, of the people, for the people

'Paradoxically traditional yet very original...Stunning guitar work (of course), rich vocals and stellar songwriting' (Anne Sandstrom, songwriter, Massachusetts)

"Rich, deep, magnificent" (Catesby Jones, songwriter, Nashville)

'Brilliant musicianship and lyrics' (Bob Leslie, Transatlantic Conversations, www.celticmusicradio.net)

'He expertly marries intricate guitar parts to beguiling melodies to create a fascinating collection of songs that pays tribute to his folk roots...Rupert Wates is a master of his craft and he’s produced a lovely tribute to the genre and his fans (4 stars)' (Allan Mckay, Music Riot UK http://musicriot.co.uk/album/for-the-people-rupert-wates/)

'A feast of fingerpicked folk...Masterfully crafted songs...Maybe this is the album that will finally elevate Wates' star to the levels befitting a man of his talent' (Richard Orpin, Americana UK https://americana-uk.com/rupert-wates-for-the-people)

'Ten tracks of superb guitar work and soulful vocals delivering a folk oriented joyous 35 minutes of pure class' (Rory Stanbridge, Fatea UK https://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/reviews/RupertWates4/)

'...The all-original songs do a great job in evoking the timeless quality hinting at, or inspired by events of past centuries. Rupert Wates’ new album is an exemplary work that embodies the best qualities of the genre' (George Graham Reviews, https://www.georgegraham.com/reviews/rupert-wates.html)

'Enviable compositional and instrumental maturity...An elegance and grace that is rarely found these days...wonderful fingerpicking and captivating vocals' (Remo Ricaldone, Lonestar Time, Italy http://www.lonestartime.com/2022/03/rupert-wates-for-people.html)

'An absolute must for seasoned folk lovers' (Theo Volk, Music That Needs Attention https://musicthatneedsattention.blogspot.com/2022/04/rupert-wates-for-people.html)

'An incomparable, timeless folk gem' (Cis Van Looy, Written In Music https://writteninmusic.com/albumrecensie/rupert-wates-for-the-people/)

'Beautiful evocative lyrics put to extraordinary skilled guitar work....Traditional themes presented in beguiling contemporary style. Highly recommended' (Eamonn MacNeill, REAL MUSIC NET https://realmusicnet.wordpress.com/2022/03/04/rupert-wates-for-the-people/?fbclid=IwAR2sUOkvvSKFWIYcGRZP02KIlhoi2B0GR2sr24v6b8vM786Uv3mLSy4464M)

'Do not miss this record' (Rating: Great) (Patrick Dallongeville, Paris-Move https://www.paris-move.com/reviews/rupert-wates-for-the-people/)

'Rupert Wates is a big name from the contemporary folk world...This album...is an absolute must for fans of British folk!' (Peter Marinus, Bluestown Music https://www.bluestownmusic.nl/review-rupert-wates-for-the-people/)

'...Written for all those who are fighting for their lives. All he can do is sing. And maybe that's enough, because you can hear that he means it' (John Gjaltema, AltCountry NL https://www.altcountry.nl/blog/2022/04/rupert-wates-4/)

'Songs that you immediately feel at home in...reminiscent of something you know but that is absolutely his' (Ronand Valstar, Real Roots Cafe https://www.realrootscafe.com/2022/04/12/rupert-wates-for-the-people/?feed_id=1814&fbclid=IwAR1vuqHzq679EQqgVCAlIuQKeFnzAGThvbY-XZVtksqtR_oWrHnq1Vfzu-Q)

'...This wonderful album...lovely songs and impressive musicianship' (Julie Cruickshank, PennyBlack Music https://pennyblackmusic.co.uk/Home/Details?Id=27141)

'Original, authentic - and exciting' (Ullrich Maurer, Gaesteliste https://www.gaesteliste.de/review/show.html?id=6259546e25016450&_nr=21526)

'This bard of the 2000s is the Guido Guinizelli of fingerpicking' (Donata Ricci, Roots Highway http://www.rootshighway.it/outsiders/2022/wates.htm)

'A setting as modest as the ultimate result is impressive...A wonderfully convivial album...with the irresistibly merry closing track the icing on the cake' (Stijntsje, www.stijntsje.blogspot.com)

'34 minutes of flawlessly played and sung real English folk music' (Dani Heyvaert Rootstime https://rootstime.be/index.html?https://rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2022/APR1/CD107.html)

'...Both traditional and contemporary with great singing and guitar work. Music of and for the people indeed' (4 Stars) (Steve Johnson, Morning Star Online https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/c/album-reviews-with-steve-johnson-may-2-2022)

'All the songs are originals but...they immediately sound like standards...Wates is in his element on this record and makes it all seem effortless' (Martyn Raybould, Whisperin and Hollerin http://www.whisperinandhollerin.com/reviews/review.asp?id=15971)

'A classy collection of original songs...gently fanning the imagination and delivered with a clear, warm vocal' (4 stars) (John Bottomley, Rock and Reel UK http://www.rock-n-reel.co.uk/)

'...Gently wrought stories supported by simple, but beautifully played acoustic guitar' (Ian O Regan, Dancing About Architecture)

'A superb craftsman of the song and a refined weaver of melodies but also a guitarist with a fluid and delicate touch' (BLogfoolk https://www.blogfoolk.com/2022/09/rupert-wates-for-people-bite-music.html?fbclid=IwAR2RcV3NzJ_r1Al1VWZJC2BmmteT8v_1gODYZxRr3y10Pk7U4N46elz5R-U)

Awards: 'ALBUM OF THE MONTH' for March 2022, Transatlantic Conversations on www.celticmusicradio.net

January 2023: Number 7 in the Americana ALBUM OF THE YEAR Listing on UK periodical Blues Blues https://www.bluesblues.co.uk/

Highest chart positions: Number 6 in Folk DJ Chart for February 2022 https://www.folkradio.org/chart/February-2022/#albums

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