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Album Stream: Bryan John Appleby ‘Fire on the Vine’

What is it about the Pacific Northwest? From an outsider’s view, the region appears rife with talented mountain men with a knack for harmonies. The latest such bearded byproduct is Seattle’s Bryan John Appleby.

Appleby’s debut full-length release Fire on the Vine is an elegant collage of heart-felt folk that hits on all cylinders. His rich, pictorial songwriting creates a landscape of sound that has a breadth of emotion stretching beyond your typical folk singer. I use the word collage for a reason. Appleby’s songs play like snapshots without a coherent story tying it all together.

Listening to Appleby is not unlike viewing a painting. There may be a concrete image from which to begin your opinion, but the interpretation is left in the eyes of the beholder. This is not Dylan’s folk, with well-rounded stories unfolding like novels in five minutes or less. Appleby’s writing is more abstract. He had this to say in a recent interview with Common Folk Music:

“I’m excited about writing a song that messes me up and hopefully messes up some other folks. Make of that what you will. Everyone knows the feeling, when you hear a lyric or a melody or a chord that feels like it’s bending you. You feel it pushing you. I love that.”

Stream the entirety of Fire on the Vine below. It is currently featured as bandcamp’s album of the week. As such, it is available for a reduced price of $5 via Appleby’s page until November 14th. Act fast, because the price will jump back to $10 thereafter. Enjoy!

Written by Rob Peoni


VIDEO: The Globes Play at Luna Music via The In Store

Seattle, Washington band The Globes stopped by Luna Music on July 23rd for an exclusive in-store performance. With the addition of its new website: The In Store, Luna continues to provide music fans with a variety of reasons for a visit. Check out complete coverage, including more videos from The Globes‘ exclusive performance here. Who says record stores are dying?


VIDEO: The Dutchess and The Duke visit LaundroMatinee

Seattle folk rockers The Dutchess and The Duke recently stopped by Earth House Collective. Kimberly Morrison and Jesse Lortz played a track entitled “Never Had a Chance” from their 2009 release Sunrise/Sunset.

Visit LaundroMatinee for FREE exclusive downloads from this performance.