Missouri’s clearest voice since a certain steamboat pilot, Barna Howard is a meticulous craftsman. His are songwriters’ songs, weaving melody, narrative and gravity in ways only the best have. He comes to the listener like some overlooked great, reincarnated for one last shot.
Following his self-titled debut, an underground classic of sorts, his track, "Turns Around The Bottle" was featured in the popular indie film, Drinking Buddies. Look for the now Portland-based songwriter's sophomore release on Mama Bird Recording Co. arly next year.
Lowman Palace is the new project fronted by Dean Johnson. Intimately crafted songs brought loud and full by a group of Seattle music scene ringers including Robert Lee Mitchell, Dave Abramson, and Doug Arney.
Evening Bell is the new collaboration between Seattle songwriters Hart Kingsbery (Davidson Hart Kingsbery) and Caitlin Sherman (Slow Skate, Lusine) with Jason Merculief (Alela Diane, Sera Cahoone, J. Tillman), on drums and Aaron Harmonson on bass. Songs filled with tremolo soaked desert guitar, barroom piano solos, ghost town duets and western instrumentals.