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Monday, June 21, 2010

Baltimore Unsigned Encore Edition with Paul Masson

Tune in at 8 p.m. Tuesday (and 9 a.m. Saturday) for an encore edition of Baltimore Unsigned, featuring Paul Masson.

After spending some time in New York, the singer-songwriter returned to the Baltimore area and fell back in love with writing music. Masson's spent much of 2010 on the road, making a name for himself throughout the northeast. His vocal stylings and intensity have garnered comparisons to Ray LaMontagne. And his work harkens back to a classic era of songwriters from 1970's.

When he spoke with Sam Sessa in October, 2009, he described his appreciation for the retro sound. “I have so many favorite records, like John Lennon’s The Plastic Ono Band and Neil Young’s Harvest and pretty much everything Hank Williams ever recorded," he said. "When I listen to music, there’s a sound that I love and you know, the modern sound, just didn’t fit with the kind of stuff I’m doing.”

Paul Masson plays WTMD's First Thursday Concert, with Joshua James, at 5:30 p.m. July 1st in West Mt. Vernon Park.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

CD of the Week: History From Below

Delta Spirit burst onto the scene in 2008 with their debut Ode to Sunshine, featuring the TMD favorite "Trashcan." 
History from Below (Amazon Exclusive Version) 
After a couple years of non-stop touring, the band teamed up with producer/engineer Elijah Thomson and My Morning Jacket keyboardist Bo Koster to set to work in the Waits Room of Prairie Sun Recording Studios

The resulting album delivers an intoxicating mix of Americana, swaggering rock ("Bushwick Blues") and wistful ballads ("Devil Knows You're Dead")

Delta Spirit performs at the 9:30 Club on July 3rd.