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now introducing: Joe Garner


No need to mince words – if you enjoy music and value a healthy marriage between thought provoking lyrics and well crafted music, you have to give Joe Garner a listen.

Here is a description of Joe’s music, specifically his EP “Mourning Birds”:

Recorded at a mountain studio in east Tennessee and released independently, Garner’s is a sound definitely grown from the ground. Earthy, honest and plaintive; Mourning Birds beckons back to the folk ballads of a simpler time and at the same time casts a shadow of unease on its own mirth.

Compiled with a handful of friends giving sparse and simple accompaniment to his guitar, Garner’s first effort includes six tracks that display the enigmatic range of moods that make this burgeoning songwriter and storyteller a haunted soul not soon forgotten.

Son to a life-long and road-weary Country ‘n’ Western picker, Garner comes by his music honest. While not too concerned with slaying the forefathers of his genre or recreating the wagon wheel, Joe Garner has been able to move in and inhabit the best sensibilities of a songwriting once known as Country Music, but upon its exit from the country now labeled ‘Roots’.

May his roots grow deeper; we’ll sit and listen.

They have.  His roots keep growing and his music keeps maturing, as you will soon discover when you head over to Joe’s MySpace page and listen to his new song, “Coat of Arms“.

(click that link, don’t wait, check it now before you forget or get distracted – you won’t regret it)

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