LIGHT SENSITIVE Best of Nashville 2020
Take home Light Sensitive voted one of the best new albums made in Nashville by the Nashville Scene. Produced with GRAMMY winning bassist Dennis Crouch and featuring multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplin along with guests Robyn Hitchcock, Amy Rigby, Luther Dickinson, and Aaron Lee Tasjan.
Though he has the writing genius to enter into the grim realities of love, life, and death, Burch spends his time bringing listeners stories of, well, love, life, and death, but without the grimness that so often comes with those tales. Instead, with the help of his band, the WPA Ballclub, Burch spins sagas that sound too familiar to be true, continuing to set him apart from anyone who might claim to be his contemporary...No Depression
Check out the reviews on the album page along with films by Jim Herrington, Henry Burch, and Liz Tormes. An instrumental companion to Light Sensitive, Origins of Departure, is available digitally until December 31 at the WPABMercantile.
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Fans of Meridian Rising should check out Episode 1 of Ken Burns' Country Music documentary now showing on NPT Passport featuring amazing tale Jimmie Rodgers featuring previously unseen photos and details. Until a major JR documentary comes along, this will serve as the best introduction to the strange and miraculous tale of the vagabond turned proto rock star who set a new course for American music.
Meridian Rising imagines the life of Jimmie Rodgers and features a bevy of Jimmie's fans from all walks of music including Billy Bragg, Jon Langford, Richard Bennett, Fats Kaplin, Tim O'Brien, William Tyler, and Garry Tallent of the E Street Band. Stream it at Rolling Stone, read the NPR feature, and visit our tent shows below where all is revealed.