Martha Tilston – Nomad (2017)

Sitting by the ocean looking out or outdoors on a starry night looking up, it’s nigh impossible not to become reflective. That is where English folkie Martha Tilston sets the vignettes on her latest (7th) album, a gently-prodding pondering of the human condition – or at least her own experience of it.

“Oh the beauty we could see if we could just know who we are”, she sings (Kate Wolf-like) on the concluding track Blue Pearl and by then, if you’ve been wise and taken Nomad outside with you to commune with nature, you’ll find that just as liberating as she has.