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Well folks it is more than “possible”, it is in fact a post and interview with John Goraj. Some may not know of this northern prairie boy, but you just might need to.
I first heard John Goraj when fellow blogger Olivier over on You Crazy Dreamers put a post on him, and I took a listen and liked it. Then I kind of forgot due to my own blog and the numerous bands/artists that you find in your inbox, the day job, the wife and kids (two dogs) and I “re-found” Goraj a couple of weeks back. I am glad I did, the album is a great indie folk/singer songwriter release. Whether it is his soft but spirited delivery (wavering just at the right time), the numerous appearances of banjo (my favourite) or the honest stories throughout the album – it is plain and simple good. If you were not mistaken, you might find a bit of southern influence but I can’t place it – it isn’t “gothic” but more bluegrass-ish, all while he almost chants above the music. It can feel quite powerful at times, especially in headphones!
His album “Possible” came out last year and is available on iTunes and CD Baby. It is great collection of 10 tracks of melancholy gospel for me. Stand out tracks include “Kahlil Gibran from Lebanon”, “Burn” and “Baby Blue Cords”. But overall the album is very cohesive, so I think they may feel like feature tracks because of the backing of the album, who knows – I do tend to ramble! There is another full length album on the way in 2010 and hopefully we will be seeing an EP release this fall that will find it a digital only release on iTunes, etc.
Let’s not kid ourselves, folk music or singer songwriter can be fairly straight forward to those who don’t immerse themselves in it, so dive into an interview and a couple of tracks!
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