About a year ago I saw this fella and two band mates open for Dave Gutter of the Rustic Overtones and Evan Casas to a fairly empty Big Easy in Portland Maine. I was floored by his voice, guitar skills, song arrangements and passion for the music.
I grabbed his CD that night, Bittersweet Batch, and I still find myself playing it from time to time. To me a great record is one that I’m continuously drawn to spin through no conscience decision of my own. With all the amazing albums that come out ever year it’s surprising how little I actually get attached to something new, it takes a lot I think. I’d even consider adding it to my small but growing vinyl collection if it’s even available in that old timey format. It would have a home next to recent buys Ray LaMontagne Trouble, Dr. Dog Fate, and pretty much every Iron and Wine record. Vinyl is final as they say.
Seriously, take a few and check em out and if he’s playing your neighborhood, go. If you’re disappointed I’ll buy you a beer or two and try to calmly explain why your opinion is wrong.