Putnam Smith could be an old world troubadour fresh from the 19th century. This rootsy instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, piano, cello, fiddle, banjo,....), steeped in Appalachian traditions, is very much a storyteller for the modern age. "The music itself draws elements from the roots of American music,...but is also informed by today's modern songwriters. Putnam's music isn't anachronistic or archaic, it's just heavily informed by a sense of reverence for our shared past and a deep abiding love for the future pathways of American music. " Devon Leger, No Depression Connor Garvey's songs are like placing folk-funk guitar & ukelel, soulful vocals, and paradoxical metaphors in an electric juicer - you've never tasted it before, but it's intriguing and delectable so you have to keep drinking. "Martin Sexton'ish jangle-funk, Mraz-y confessionals, and a very clear voice." -The Portland PhoenixTickets Save
Sounds Like: Mumford and Sons, Josh Ritter, Iron & Wine
Label: Itchy Sabot Records
Bio: Putnam Smith, who hails from Portland, Maine, could be an old-world troubadour fresh from the 19th Century. After all, he lives in a log cabin, plays his Grandfather's banjo, and prints up the jackets to his CDs on a 1901 Pearl Letterpress (hand set type, pedal powered!). Yet this rootsy mult...See Full Bio
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“If you’re a fan of Mumford & Sons, Iron & Wine, Josh Ritter – or just sitting barefoot in the sun – this album ['We Could Be Beekeepers'], with a glass of lemonade, is for you."”