One-time aspiring neuroscientist turned heartland folk-rock singer/songwriter, who unveils the tunes from his new The Animal Years (V2) album at the Mod Club Saturday (April 8).
Bill Hicks - Rant In E-Minor
"If ever we needed to hear Bill Hicks, the time is now. He died in 94, but his views on personal liberty, religion, imperialism and alien spacecraft are right on! Not for the faint of heart or the fundamentalist. "
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
"I wish I loved Merle Haggard as much as I love Modest Mouse. I wish I loved buttermilk, too. As it is, I'll settle for hating buttermilk, for kinda liking Merle Haggard and for loving the Mouse. "
Joanna Newsom -The Milk-Eyed Mender
"She sounds like Shirley Temple getting quietly drunk on an airplane. I love this record for its words and for the phrases 'I am progressing abominably' and 'like a low-flying turkey or a Texan drying jerky.' As superb as it is surreal."