J. Tillman

J. (Josh) Tillman has one of the most yearning and beautiful sounds on the planet. I've written about him here and here before, but he's never had his own feature. His metered strum, full of treble and repetition, fills out chords that seem to bake in the heat of the sun. The chords seem broken and battered, plodding ever onward. Tillman's voice, that of a weary traveler, guitar on his back, is covered in dust and sweat. It'll singe your ears in the quiet of the night and you'll dream of walking with him, just to listen to what he plays next.

High Enough to Raise
[from The Territory|myspace]
When I Light Your Darkened Door
[from Cancer and Delirium|buy]

*Best of '07 Lists (so far) out tomorrow. Same bat time, same bat channel.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently heard his Minor Works album. Excellent, ten out of ten. The guy has one of most amazing voices I've heard in a long time. If you like your singer songwriters, do not miss out on this guy, you will definately be blown away, and I doubt very much if you are able to find many (if any) who sound better.

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