Winery Owner Jeff Bundschu and Fruit Bats Eric D. Johnson have been putting on a small “Micro” music festival at the Gundlach Bundschu winery…Read More
After almost 20 years of using the alias Smog for his music, Bill Callahan switched to his given name for his releases after 2005’s A River Ain’t Too Much to Love. The 2007 EP Diamond Dancer and full-length Woke on a Whaleheart both mixed the intimate, reflective, largely acoustic sound of later Smog albums like Supper and A River with gospel, soul, and pop elements, and boasted arrangements by former Royal Trux mastermind Neil Hagerty. For 2009’s Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle, Callahan returned to the more intimate acoustic-based sound of latter-era Smog albums, featuring string and brass arrangements by Brian Beattie. The live album Rough Travel for a Rare Thing arrived in March 2010, and in July Callahan issued his 79-page “epistolary novelette” Letters to Emma Bowlcut, comprised of 62 letters from a nameless protagonist to a woman he saw at a party. Callahan kicked off 2011 with Apocalypse, a more uptempo collection of seven country and blues-inspired rock tunes that recalled some of his edgier work with Smog.
Over the years, Bill Callahan’s music has grown from sparse heart made-and-homefelt expressions into deft and lustrous compositions and back again! His nuanced baritone…Read More
It’s been almost a year since we released Bill Callahan’s Dream River, but Bill still manages to find something that gets beneath the skin. Lyrically, he tugs at the loose strands of a scene and unspools ’em until he comes to the knot. Or if he’s out of doors, he,Read More
The last six months have seen a dubble load of Bill Callahan, ever since he dumped Dream River and dropped it’s dubbed out companion LP, Have Fun With God (plus the ” Expanding Dub” 12″, you completest!). Having graced the USA,Read More
2013 was a great year in music. So many great albums to choose from! Coming up with only ten picks was nearly impossible. I…Read More
The man that brought you the Apocalypse now brings you the first rays of the sweet sunshiney new spring — Bill Callahan, is coming soon to a venue near youRead More