Tonight while checking Holocene’s show calendar I noticed Chicago buzz artist Willis Earl Beal on tap for May. Having read about Beal’s odd vocal stylings but not heard him I decided to look him up on YouTube. Maybe his show would be worth checking out, I reasoned.
“Take Me Away” off his recently released album Acousmatic Sorcery stood out among the tracks I listened to because it sounded like something my great-grandfather would have listened to had he been able to stream music on the Internet. Or maybe, just maybe, his great-grandfather.