Frederick Squire Sings Shenandoah and Other Popular Hits is the second album from the elusive Canadian folk singer-songwriter. Released shortly after Squire's 2010 debut March 12, the album was simply recorded with Squire sitting in a chair with two microphones around as he played the guitar, pump organ and sang.
Frederick Squire Sings begins with the obscure and classic folk song, "Shenandoah," which dates back to the early 19th century, and continuing with the dusty sound up to the closing folk instrumental, "Theme From a Small Town." With deep vocals that slightly rise above a hush, Squire's voice has a way to make even the heaviest of subjects easier, and the album, a way to transport the listener to a quiet, sepia toned world where floorboards creak, the screen door squeaks, and wind gently blows through an open window.
05 All Things Past Serve To Guide You On Your Way - Frederick Squire by commonfolkmusic