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Monday, August 9, 2010

Justin Trawick's Sonic Salvation on Baltimore Unsigned

Tune in at 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a rebroadcast at 9 a.m. Saturday, as Justin Trawick visits Baltimore Unsigned to perform selections from his forthcoming E.P., After All Is Said and Done. The new collection, a follow-up to 2009's Starting Over, finds Trawick writing for personal and professional reasons.

"Story of a Boy" is a cathartic account of a two-year period in Trawick's life that included having a girlfriend who moved across the country, having both parents diagnosed with cancer, and losing his day job. " It was either write a song or go postal and start walking through the neighborhood with a shotgun," he says.

Meanwhile, "Love Song" was prompted by bass player Jean Finstad's observation that Trawick tended to sing about failed relationships."[He] came up to me a few months ago and was like, 'Listen Justin, everyone likes your music, but we really need something that’s not going to drive women out of the clubs . . . . We need some kind of positive long song in our repertoire.' So “Love Song” was actually created to appease my upright bass player."

Justin Trawick performs at the
8 x 10 on Friday, August 20th.

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