Gravel-voiced, Portland-based steel-string ace and Howe Gelb pal who shows off the stunning tunes from his new Transistor Radio disc at the El Mocambo Sunday (February 27)
Beach boys | You Still Believe In Me
"I caught Brian Wilson at the Sydney Opera House last December, and it was the most amazing thing I've ever seen. His music's meant so much to me ever since I was a kid. I covered this song cuz I wanted to pretend it was like a great guitarist's interpretation of a classical melody, like Andrés Segovia."
The Carter Family | Oh Take Me Back
"This song takes me back to when I first discovered radio, to a time when it wasn't administered and run with real corporate interests in mind. I love everything about the Carter Family - the voices, the originality, even the packaging."
J.S. Bach | The Well-Tempered Clavier
"This is another song I grew up with. It's so much easier to play songs you've spent half your life with cuz you don't have to use your brain. You can just play them without thinking about them."