This is a quick, belated heads-up on behalf of a very impressive artist I saw last month – Leif Vollebekk is a singer and songwriter I’d not heard of before I saw him supporting Caitlin Rose at the Latest Music Bar in September, but he played a quite delightful set of tuneful, contemplative folk songs, all of which tempered an irrepressible instinct for melody with some ragged, unconventional playing. He was good enough to persuade me to buy his LP afterwards – but a listen to it is enough to persuade me that he’s already improved lots since he recorded it. Catch him live, if you can. Here’s a recording of his ‘Quebec’ which I made that night.
Sorry it’s a bit dark.
You can find out more about Leif at his myspace, here.