JUST PLAIN GOOD MUSIC
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion released one of the sweetest, most artfully crafted pop-rock albums in 2011 a few months back. Bright Examples, produced by Vetiver’s Andy Cabic and featuring performances from Vetiver's drummer Otto Houser, Gary Louris and Mark Olson of The Jayhawks (background vocals), singer songwriter/guitarist Neal Casal (guitar, photography), Kevin Barker and Charlie Rose (pedal steel, flat picking guitars), and Rad Lorkovic (piano), is a glowing example of what a deep appreciation of songwriting and carefully arranged, light-handed playing can produce. Bright Examples is the sort of album one reaches for when other music just doesn’t seem to fit and one needs a friendly ear that understands the human condition in a compassionate, insightful way. (Dennis Cook)
JamBase will present a new chat with Johnny Irion soon, but in the meantime check out their latest video and a clip of their performance with Wilco at this year’s Solid Sound Festival.
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