In 2016 Dutch gothic Wunderkind Erik Kriek published In The Pines, a collection of short stories inspired by classic murder ballads, songs about murder, unrequited love and betrayal, all rendered with heavy swatches of black and only one extra colour.
Stories included Pretty Polly, Long Black Veil, Taneytown, Where the Wild Roses Grow, and Caleb Meyer. Together with the Dutch americana purists Blue Grass Boogiemen, Kriek also recorded his own versions of those songs, as well as In the Pines (something of a title track), and included them on a good old
78 CD.. But you can also listen to the mini album on Spotify. So, why don’t you?