Troika...Durham Music Festival...Duo Fest.... ;)
Hey, Paul! It's in the lede, and because it is so close to now, time-wise, I didn't want to spend much of this limited space talking about it. We'll do a rather sizable preview package in two weeks. Thanks!
No mention of Hopscotch? Technically still summer but very important to North Carolina. Or did you wash your hands of it?
I didn't know Kelly personally.. But I knew his son.. his wife.. his children.. they are all magnificent people.. I wish I had the chance to meet Kelly. I'm glad he's in a better place now. R. I.P KELLY. ♡
Kelly gave me some terrific pointers on how to get the most out of my voice. I own a tiny music business at OBX now and use his advice every time I sing. Yes, he was his own worst enemy in many ways, but he was a joy to most; talented, witty beyond belief, and a force to be reckoned with. He once told me that he felt like Aretha Franklin was his most powerful influence while listening to the radio as a little boy in the mountains. Her influence and his country twang gave him a unique presence in a band. We had a falling out toward the end of his days, but I never lost my love and respect for him. Miss him.
I've never seen them live, though I wanna. My favourite song is Give Us the Wind, although i love most of their songs. My whole world is their records, and it bugs me that, as you say, they are hard to find. Especially from their previous incarnation.
The deep, yet open and simple lytics, and of course the voice of Herring, sometimes battling the music that accompanies him is a crucial part of Future Islands. They are not afraid to be uniqe, and their style resonates with people. I love them, just like they love performing.
Rapsody's my hero.
Awesome guys...Its about time you guys got some recognition...
IT IS WHAT IT IS!!!!!!
Great fucking article.
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