Port O’Brien – The Wind and the Swell

ARTIST: Port O’Brien             MI0000693566

TITLE:  The Wind and the Swell

YEAR RELEASED: 2007

CHART ACTION: None

SINGLES: I Woke Up Today

OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Not really

LINEUP: Van Pierszalowski, Cambria Goodwin, Caleb Nichols, Joshua Barnhart

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Bay area duo (later expanded) releases an album of their home brewed and single tracks before moving into a full band.

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Van Pierzalowski, an Alaskan Native, collaborated with Cambria Goodwin on a set of folky songs that are loose sing alongs, kind of goofy and strange and somewhat fun.

A lot of the songs feature just Pierzalowski and Goodwin, but some have a whole gaggle of folks singing in the back, while just a couple include the full band. They sound like they’re having fun and enjoying playing together. Because some of these are home recordings it’s a bit roughly recorded but that doesn’t detract a lot.

Port O’Brien moved to a full band after this, but at the heart they’re a loose, fun, folky songs.

 NOTES & MINUTIAE: M. Ward called Port O’Brien his favorite new band in 2007.

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No

GRADE: B: Some sing-alongs with some fun songs.

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