Month: August 2022

1/2/3/4 — #244 — Sean Thompson’s Weird Ears

Notable Nashville guitar slinger Sean Thompson has released his first solo album, after being a part of Promised Land Sound and lending his skills to the likes of Curtis Harding and Erin Rae. Taking equal inspiration from the improvisational grooves of the Grateful Dead as well as the craft of songwriters like JJ Cale & Joni Mitchell, Thompson’s songwriting debut marks the arrival of a unique voice grounded by wide-reaching, generous ears.

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Quiet Space — #211 — Earth Patterns

Our focus on the stunning new release from Szun Waves. The trio – composed of producer Luke Abbott, saxophonist Jack Wyllie and drummer Laurence Pike – recorded Earth Patterns at the tail end of their 2019 tour, locking themselves away in the studio for three days of improvisation. After the pandemic hit, plans for the release were shelved, when Luke Abbott revisited the session, he found himself drawn to the darker, more introspective moments that the group had previously rejected before the pandemic. Highly recommended.

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1/2/3/4 — #243 — Florist

Emily Sprague creates beautiful listening experiences that I’ve shared on both 1/2/3/4 and the Quiet Space. She uses the name Florist and over the years it’s fluctuated between a solo effort and collaboration with friends. If there is anything to know about “Florist”, it’s that the band is decidedly back together. “We called it ‘Florist’ because this is not just my songs with a backing band,” Sprague explains. “It’s a practice. It’s a collaboration. It’s our one life. These are my best friends and the music is the way that it is because of that.” It’s a stunning release.

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