A simple acoustic guitar and vocal open Barak Hill's first full length solo album. As songs progress, other instruments drift into the mix, but Barak's focus stays simple—it's always about the lyrics. Whether he's singing about jilted lovers, a Civil War soldier writing home, Oz's Tin Man, a would-be Arsonist, or a Lion Tamer well past his prime, Barak's keen ear for recognizing a good story, and talent for telling it is at the heart of this album. Strong songwriting and clean production earn this indie/folk album a spot in your collection next to Josh Ritter, The Avett Brothers, and Ryan Adams.
released 25 January 2011
All songs by Barak Hill.
Hannah, See You Soon inspired by letters from Newton Scott of the Iowa Volunteers to Hannah Cone during the Civil War.
Barak Hill: vocals, guitars, banjo, lap steel, harmonica, bass, percussion
Dallas Jones: harmony vocals, banjo, and bass on South Street Blues - banjo on Twenty-Seven/Twenty-Eight - harmony vocals on Hannah, See You Soon
Barak is a singer/songwriter from Springfield, MO.
"Hill’s lyrical approach is economical
and plain-spoken, the words of everyman. But they’re delivered with the careful pacing and assuredness of a man who knows the impact he wants and how to get it." - Chris DeRosier, TAG Magazine...more