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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sunday Music Blog

My plan for today's music blog was to say something about the new Rilo Kiley record, Under the Blacklight (which is a strange but oddly satisfying album).  But instead I want to mention a singer-songwriter from Little Rock named Christopher Denny. I was going to see him play last night, but he was playing in one of the few bars in town where you can still smoke and I don't like having to Febreze all my clothing after going out.  So I didn't go.  Is that a lame reason not to see live music?

I didn't hear about Denny until yesterday, when my friend told me about his show at the smoky bar.  My friend described him as a cross between Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison.  Although he is only twenty-three, Denny has an incredibly mature sound.  Denny's debut album, Age Old Hunger, was released this month.  The eleven-track record includes nine originals and three covers (two Johnny Cash songs and one Kris Kristopherson song).  You can here some it of here.  You can buy it here.  You can read about him here

Let me know what you think.  Enjoy!

Posted by Zachary Kramer on August 26, 2007 at 01:02 PM | Permalink

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Having just clicked through to Christopher Denny's site and heard about the first minute of "Time", I'm already a fan. He sounds a bit like Jimmie Dale Gilmore. I'd probably have braved the second-hand tar & nicotine to see him perform live. Anyway, thanks for highlighting this great new artist.

P.S. I like Rilo Kiley too, but they'll get plenty of exposure elsewhere.

Posted by: eric | Aug 26, 2007 6:36:27 PM

Lindsay, I really didn't like their new album at first, but I came around after I listened to it a couple of times. Having said that, I don't think it's nearly as good as any of their first three records (it would be for them to top The Execution of All Things and More Adventurous). But I like that it's so different than their earlier stuff--I was expecting it to sound more countryish, given Lewis's solo album and Sennett's work in The Elected. You're right, though, Dejalo is pretty lame.

Posted by: Zak Kramer | Aug 26, 2007 1:23:46 PM

Hey...nice to see another Rilo Kiley fan on the law prawf blog circuit. Do you really like the new album? I'm a huge fan but cannot stand Dejalo...Jenny Lewis's Spanish "accent" is cringe-worthy.

Posted by: Lindsay | Aug 26, 2007 1:08:52 PM

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