|I've seen a couple of posts bandied about the blogs regarding Matt's work (Songs:Illinois, MOKB) and it prompted me to check him out. Bauer has a plaintive almost somber style to many of his songs. They capture the spirit of a time forgotten, reflective but not mired in the past, not unlike collaborater and kindred spirit Jolie Holland. Bits of bluegrass mingle with whisky soaked ballads that|
| leave the taste of sour mash and smoke on your tongue. Bauer's original compositions mesh well with his traditional selections creating a new era of oral tradition. Hopefully years from now his songs will be played in country fields, the notes worn from memory but the story just the same.|
[MP3] Matt Bauer -Heap of Little Horses
[MP3] Matt Bauer -Jordan In A Plastic Bag
Matt Bauer's new EP Wasps and White Roses can be purchased here along with his previous album.