Monday, March 9, 2009

Jon Snodgrass - Visitor's Band

Jon Snodgrass is one-half of the songwriting Cerberus that is Ft. Collins mainstay Drag The River, a band whose records you should purchase immediately. Visitor's Band is his first solo release, comprised of ten new songs and the time-honored bonus track in the DTR tradition that reprises the entire album as a single track. While Drag The River used this to ensure they could monopolize jukebox time, Jon breaks a little from tradition by reprising the entire record in a string of demo versions. 

As is becoming the norm for Suburban Home releases, Visitor's Band is a great singer-songwriter record. Snodgrass has a voice that is equal parts Don Rich and whiskey; warm yet ragged throughout, despite the fact that the record was recorded on the fly at various impromptu sessions across the US. Brave With Strangers and Long Way Found are two of the higher points of Visitor's Band, but all of the songs are top fucking notch. Buy it here from the good folk of Suburban Home. Jon's been hitting the road pretty hard as a solo artist, recently returning from a West Coast tour with Joey Cape. He's in Europe through the middle of next month, with an East Coast tour scheduled for May. Keep track of all things Snodgrassian here and look out for some Drag The River dates soon.

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