(Photo Luke White)
This Friday, Milk Bar presents an incredible treat; each with a uniquely different taste. There’s Oakland-based Catch Prichard, whose haunting heavy synth folk vibrates a room into a quiet trance; there’s British Columbia’s Fever Feel, who give a new life (and killer baselines) to 60’s psych rock; and the night’s headliner, Shawn James, the blues-meets-country-meets-history lessons musician with a strong vocal power most country musicians wish they could muster.
Shawn James’ previous albums (of which he has eight) have each had different vibes: blues, country, rock. But his newest, The Dark & The Light (out March 22nd on Parts and Labor Records) brings together each of these influences in a more complex and sophisticated way than he’s done on any previous album.