February 29, 2012

HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE A GUY WHO LIKES OATMEAL AND TRAINSTATIONS?:

INTRODUCING WILLIS EARL BEAL: CHICAGO'S ANTI-FOLK VOODOO CHILD (JASON SHANE, FEBRUARY 27, 2012, Antiquiet)
Describe Willis Earl Beal's sound however you want - stripped down, raw, gritty, emotional, soulful - but this burgeoning anti-folk hero from the South Side of Chicago is nothing but real, and people are starting to notice. Beal, who fronted Chicago blues outfit The Ghostones as recently as last November, is a unique voice in today's overly auto-tuned and digital music scene. Recording directly to tape (paging Dave Grohl), he crafts songs that indicate a wide range of influences from blues, soul, and old school R&B to folk, punk, and indie, and it's all done in an incredibly lo-fi fashion, giving the recordings the feel of an old Robert Johnson vinyl record.

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