Thursday, January 28, 2010

Blind Pilot - 3 Rounds and a Sound -2008-
(Acoustic, Indie, Pop)

From: Portland, Oregon

There’s no shortage of angles to Blind Pilot’s story: the tours by bicycle, the sheer volume of iTunes downloads, the dizzying ride from relative obscurity to headlining a national club tour in less than a year. But the real story of Portland, Oregon’s Blind Pilot is about the songs. Led by the acoustic guitar and gentle voice of songwriter Israel Nebeker, Blind Pilot’s heartfelt music is the sort that cultivates devotion among fans, that elicits sing-alongs at concerts, that inspires late-night mixtapes. Initially a duo of Nebeker and drummer Ryan Dobrowski, the group now includes Kati Claborn on banjo and dulcimer, Luke Ydstie on upright bass, Dave Jorgensen on trumpet and harmonium, and Ian Krist on vibraphone. Really good band, really good album and nothing but promise for these young up and comers.

Blind Pilot - One Red Thread

Blind Pilot - 3 Rounds and a Sound