On Help The Witch: A Concept Album, some of Tom's favourite musicians take a story from Help The Witch book and create their own piece of music from it. These are as diverse as Cromer-based Gemma Khawaja turning a tale about a ghost speed awareness instructor into an epic, hot-blooded 16th Century folk ballad that never was, Sheffield’s Rob Lee drenching the history of a marsh goblin in cosmic country rays, and Scotland’s Grey Malkin - formerly of The Hare And The Moon - performing a wyrd folk extrapolation on a persecuted Derbyshire witch. Many of the musicians here have a strong regional identity, which is apt, as much of the book does too. I have been lucky enough to be accompanied by several musicians at my spoken word events over the last few years and am even luckier that they - Zervas And Pepper, The Left Outsides, Jack Sharp and Dan Davies of Wolf People - have agreed to contribute here.
Tracks: Zervas & Pepper - Reeds And Rushes / Trimdon Grange Exlposion - The Pool / The Left Outsides - S ance / Bobby Lee - Listings / Stick In The Wheel - Robot / Jack Sharp - Vanished House / Widow’s Weeds - Woodcat / Daniel Davies - Things You Might Say (Just Good Friends) / Jim Ghedi - Help The Witch / Gemma Khawaja - Speed Awareness