Touching on country, soul, and Americana, Sean Patrick Garvey’s Obsidian Son delivers songs that lift themselves from the speakers and slow dance gracefully across the room. Deft accompaniment and flourish is wrapped around a core of compelling, immediately engaging melodies, giving the music a timeless resonance. “With the way life moves these days, my time with the muse can be short. I’ll write anywhere a song presents itself to me,” explains Garvey. “In that moment I like the strings to buzz and cracks to show. Usually the best bones are exposed when things are cooked down and distilled. You can always build from there.”
Obsidian Son is a collection of stories inspired by years living in a rural farming community. It represents both sides of the street, the neon hustle of a pay day night and a summer wind through Spanish moss.
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