TUATHA DEA PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH NIGHTSONG RECORDING STUDIOS

SHARON AND WINTER

Sharon Knight - "Blood For Gold"
LINER NOTES/CREDITS: 
Sharon Knight: Vocals/lyrics, octave mandolin, djembe
Winter: acoustic and electric guitars, tambourine
Caith Threefires: bass, keyboard
Mark Abbot: Drums
LYRICS:
Out in the lavender twilight
Out where the evening is stark and still
Deep at the edge of dream
I drink my fill
Wrap me in silver moonlight
Watch the water cascade through ferns
Oh for the woods unclaimed
My spirit yearns
Your river runs through my veins
Sure as the stardust sings my name
My bones will remain
We light the soul of the world 
Ours is a love that can’t be bought or sold
We will not trade our blood for gold
Rise, defenders of beauty
Rise to loosen the grip of greed 
Ripping life from our soil
We drown in need
Out of sorrow comes springtime
Leaves returning in emerald throngs
Giving breath to our lives
Our voice, your song
Your river runs through my veins
Sure as the stardust sings my name
My bones will remain
We light the soul of the world 
Ours is a love that can’t be bought or sold
We will not trade our blood for gold
Our breath is the wind rising in the trees, 
Our tears flow as rivers from the shining silver  sea
Our hearts beat the rhythm of the thunder stricken sky 
Oh sing your lullaby, sing your lullaby
 
Your river runs through my veins
Sure as the stardust sings my name
My bones will remain
We light the soul of the world 
Ours is a love that can’t be bought or sold
We will not trade our blood for gold

San Francisco songstress Sharon Knight is a Celtic folk singer in leather armbands. She plays octave mandolin as if it were an electric guitar and sings as though she means to summon a storm. Her penchant for combining fierce and gutsy bravado with ethereal beauty, a hearty dose of fantastical lyrics, and an obvious love of storytelling has inspired her own musical style, “Neofolk Romantique”. Although her musical foundations are solidly built on her Celtic heritage, Sharon has never been one to hold fast to tradition, preferring instead to look to her roots for inspiration and then chart her own path.

That path often sounds less Celtic and more “Folktales that ran away with the Faeries at the turn of the century and took cover in an old trunk bound for the circus, which was then commandeered by pirates.” She likes it this way.

Sharon’s distinctive voice and striking poetry have won her a loyal following across the country. Together with longtime collaborator Winter, she tours internationally several months out of the year, performing at festivals, masquerades, conventions, cafes, shops and house concerts. They have performed main stages at Faerieworlds (OR), Sherwood Faire Celtic Music Festival (TX), New York Faerie Festival, as well as numerous smaller Celtic and mythic/fantasy festivals across North America. Their music has been heard on over 300 radio stations, enjoyed “top 10” status on MP3 and NAR charts, and has captured the attention of major labels and independent labels alike.

The music of Sharon Knight combines a love of antiquity and romance with an affinity for the haunting and melancholy, adds a hearty dash of feistiness, and reminds us that we can all see the world through the eyes of enchantment.