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Sounds Like: Paul Simon, The Velvet Underground, The White Stripes, Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists
Bio: I'm a singer/songwriter that likes to add some layers via loop pedal to my tunes. This usually includes percussion of some sort, but may include guitar, bass, fiddle, or other things. I currently reside in the Bellingham, Washington are, but my musical inspirations are deeply rooted in Chicago wi...See Full Bio
“Spruce Goose is a five-song EP that combines various genres like folk, rock, and pop to create a solid album. The songs are well written and the music is varied, as the instrumentation is rich, bursting with orchestral instruments like violin, acoustic guitar, drums and bass. Reed sings with a childlike innocence that is often confronted with triumphant vocal passages that brim with confidence. The first song on the EP “Leaving Chicago” is obviously about his trip to South Korea. It is a song about revival, appreciating the past and looking forward to the future as he sings “That’s right, I’m leavin the thought of leaving behind / I’m past past-due on time, and time’s a-wastin.” The song bursts with cathartic energy that is grounded in progressive folk music and has elements of rock. ”Reborn” is a solid song with the catchiest lead guitar on the album. The EP ends with “Faith of the Sun,” which was the highlight of the album. His violin work as well as his bass ”