It's been an amazing musical summer so far. So many bands, so little time. You may know by now that when I'm not in my creative realm, designing interiors and textiles and rooting around salvage yards, I'm 'on the road' with my Marcel, the magical music journalist. Last week Marcel rode around the local skate park with the guys from Andrew Jackson Jihad, followed by a great and groovy performance at the Rio Theater. Then we met up with Real Estate and Kevin Morby for a show at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz which lead to an invitation by the Woodsist folks to their two-day festival in Big Sur! If you haven't gone to a Woodsist Fest...go now! There's one coming up in Pioneertown in Southern California on August 16th.
Having only heard Kevin Morby's songs for the second time I was hit with how familiar they sounded, as if I'd been hearing them all summer long. I attribute that to great songwriting. I told Justin the drummer that this would be one of those CDs that doesn't leave my car stereo and it's true. I switch back and forth between that and Bobby Bare Jr.'s latest.