Circus of Fools
- Artist: James William Meador III
- Format: CD
- Release Date:8/15/2000
A coffeehouse troubador, a guy with a guitar and a pocketful of songs clearly rooted in in English and Scottish folk traditions. Indeed, he clearly invokes those traditions in his symbols and imagery. 'Dirty Like Me' Manages to frame Woody Guthrie-esque, and specifically American, populist sentiments and political commentary in a form any British folksinger would be perfectly at home in. With an intimate and conversational style, Meador doesn't set out to shock or startle, just sit on the porch and share some well-crafted and articulate thoughts and observations. John Conquest Third Coast Music #19/108 Aug. 1998 Roundrock, Tex.