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Bill Callahan (Smog) @ Union Chapel, Aug 20th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , on June 11, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Bill C

What? Bill Callahan a.k.a. the legendary alt.folk singer songwriter behind Smog has almost sold out one night at Union Chapel so he adds this second date the following day. Another chance to see a special performer in a special venue. For Fans Of: Smog, Horse Feathers, Bonnie Prince Billy. Continue reading

Just for Kicks: Bill Callahan – The Wind And The Dove

Posted in Just For Kicks, Music Releases, Tracks with tags , , , on May 8, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Sunday’s choice comes from Bill Callahan who is better known as Smog or sometimes (Smog) and is also Joanna Newsom’s fella. Bill has been making great melancholy folk music since Joanna was a twinkle in her daddy’s eye or not far off there (1988). But it sounds to me like maybe some of her orchestrated leanings from last album ‘Ys’ have rubbed off on Bill’s latest album ‘Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle’ and in particular this stunning track ‘The Wind And The Dove’ which features all kinds of eerie instrumentation, so much so that it makes me think of Raders Of The Lost Ark at times! Bill’s custom spoken vocals and understated guitar work fits in with it with surprising ease. It feels right.

mp3: Bill Callahan – The Wind And The Dove

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