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Thomas Fraser lived on Burra Isle, in the Shetland Islands, the northern most set of islands in the United Kingdom. He died in 1978 aged 50.

He'd been a fisherman and crofter on one of the remotest, windiest, most desert-like regions in the world. Perhaps just an average man by day at his work, at night, when the Shetland sky darkened by early afternoon, he played some heartfelt, picked-perfect country and blues laments with plenty of added yodels.

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