Friday, April 17, 2009

ARTIST: A.A. Bondy

So I've kind of mentioned it before, but I'll be moving to Indianapolis at the end of June to start dental school in July - so these are my last few months here in Utah. Any of our readers from Indiana? I hear the music scene is pretty great, so assuming I have any time in between my dental classes, I'm excited to be a part of it.

I'm sad to be leaving Utah, not least because of all the amazing concerts coming here this summer. The other day I noticed that A.A. Bondy will be coming to the Urban Lounge on June 23rd, which just smarts (we'll be missing him by days). If you have the chance, please see this guy play. He released one of the best albums I missed in 2007 - but I've been making up for it in spades over the last several months. It's called American Hearts and it's one of the best gritty folk records I've heard in awhile - with plenty of harmonica and electric guitar over some exceptionally pretty acoustic ballads. Listen and love below.

Also, his Daytrotter session is one of the very best I've ever heard. Listen to it HERE.

A.A. Bondy - Black Rain, Black Rain
from the album American Hearts (Amazon/iTunes)

A.A. Bondy - Killed Myself When I Was Young
from the album American Hearts (Amazon/iTunes)


Jessica Tingey said...

wow. i am loving this. thank you!

Joe said...

Oh, this is good stuff

sg said...

great songs, thanks!