NEW ALBUM! My band Blind Engineer has released an EP, The Big Restless. A humid, noir-inflected portrait of wanderers, upstarts, and small-town prisoners, The Big Restless calls on the rural gothic of Mark Lanegan, the rambunctious spirit of The Felice Brothers, and the spare working-class sonics of The Vulgar Boatmen, The Silos, and Darkness-era Springsteen.
Blind Engineer began as a 2011 solo home-recording project by yours truly. With help in 2013 from Bill Heingartner, my bandmate in The Wells, I released Black-Letter Ballads, vol. 2, a digital download-only album of twenty-one recordings saturated in hiss and adventure that sound like they were recorded in the back of a speeding '88 Lincoln Towncar.
In 2015, with me on rhythm guitar and lead vocals and Bil on drums, Blind Engineer (now sans “the”) was joined by my good friend Columbus singer-songwriter Eric Nassau on bass and Jesse Charles on lead guitar.
The Big Restless is available for download here at Mingo Town Music and at Bandcamp. The download comes with a lyric sheet PDF.
CDs are available for order from the Mingo Town "Music" page. Purchase includes MP3 download.
"Hard Times Ain't Goin' Nowhere" (right) recorded for Couch by Couchwest 2015. See/watch "Utah" and a new song "Cross the Break" on their great site.