Dave Bixby - Ode To Quetzalcoatl
There are few in the loner folk canon that can come close to the desperation and loneliness that permeates every note of Dave Bixby's 1969 private press masterpiece Ode to Quetzalcoatl. The artist spent time in Michigan
bands The Shillelaghs and Peter and the Prophets before embarking on a year of LSD experimentation and stabs at acoustic songwriting. Oddly enough, it was cleaning himself up from this deluge that led to his breakthrough in songwriting. After experiencing a spiritual awakening, Bixby wrote both Quetzalcoatl and it's follow-up over the course of a couple of months on a four-track in his living room. The resulting albums, though meant to lead listeners to Christianity, oftentimes feel more of an exercise in desperation than faith. Bixby's voice is haunted by his past, and buoyed by the gentle passion of his strums the album seems perfect for disconnecting with the world rather than opening oneself up to it. Guerssen has rescued Bixby's work from utter obscurity with a fitting reissue a couple of years ago on LP and CD.

[MP3] Dave Bixby - Free Indeed

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