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About These Trails

These Trails created one self-titled psych-folk-world music album. Margaret Morgan and Patrick Cockett grew up on the island of Kaua’i. Each had been studying traditional Hawaiian music; after an informal meeting, they decided to continue their studies while writing and playing music together. As they progressed, they added Dave Choy, who played an ARP synthesizer, and Uruguayan musician Carlos Pardeiro on guitar and sitar; the group eschewed a drum kit, instead employing Hawaii’s traditional gourd drum, the ipu, as its percussion. The collective's music was a classic slice of Pacific folk-rock that melded psychedelia with various Hawaiian and international folk traditions. The group's lone, eponymously titled album was pressed privately in 1973, but Drag City re-released it in 2011. ~ Thom Jurek

Hawaii Islands, HI, United States
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