Hometown: Houston, TX
Tags: folk, country, texas
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Gram Parsons is long dead, but those with a taste for LA country might sense the return of the Grievous Angel in this singer
Hometown: Houston, Texas.
The lineup: Robert Ellis (vocals, guitar), Geoffrey Muller (bass), Will van Horn (pedal steel guitar), Ryan Chavez (drums), Kelly Doyle (guitar).
The background: We were going to write about another gifted US laptop boy today called Mister Lies, but instead we thought we'd keep you abreast of developments in Stateside acoustic music by introducing this young singer-songwriter who is channelling the twin spirits of Nashville and Laurel Canyon, George Jones and James Taylor. In which case "developments" isn't quite the right word – this isn't so much a progression as a reiteration of past glories and a vindication for the artist in question and the music he grew up listening to.
That idea of dovetailing country old and "new" – the Nudie suit-wearing good ol' boys and the countercultural LA wannabes – is a development...more at guardian.co.uk
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