unknowingly, this is the third time I’ve posted on a band that features the beautiful and multi-talented Kristina Dutton. If you are in a band, and want to make it awesome, give her a call.
— -Gorillavsbear.net

Birthmark, Polyvinyl records-

String Arrangements, sessions, performance

As Birthmark, Nate Kinsella (American Football, Joan of Arc, Make Believe) creates lush, layered pop that makes inventive use of organic and electronic instrumentation.

Listen here

Purchase here or on iTunes


Owen, polyvinyl records-

String Arrangements, Sessions, performance

Owen is the solo project of Chicago's Mike Kinsella. As a departure from over a decade of work playing in a variety of bands -- Cap'n Jazz, American Football, and T/T/T to name a few. Owen's musical output has evolved from sparse acoustic offerings to lush, string-filled arrangements.

Purchase here or on iTunes


So much light, Anti records-

string arrangements, sessions

It only takes one play of Idiot Soul for Damien Verrett — the 24-year-old singer/songwriter behind So Much Light — to engulf and captivate the listener. With a soothing flood of inviting melodies over lush instrumental backdrops, Verrett’s soulful crooning instantly encapsulates the sultry allure of So Much Light. His carefully-calibrated production yields an expressive combination of character and charisma that embodies So Much Light’s aesthetic credo as a whole.

More here, new album out soon!


Sessions 2

Sessions 2


Glen hansard-anti records

Tour, video performance

Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist for Irish group The Frames, and one half of folk rock duo The Swell Season. He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the BAFTA-winning film The Commitments, as well as starring in the film Once, which earned him a number of major awards, including an Academy Award for Best Song.

Watch here. 



maps and atlases - barsuk records

sessions and string arrangements

In a musical landscape pitted with pop stars and pigeonholes, Maps & Atlases defy easy categorization, choosing to walk their own incomparable path.

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willis earl beale- xl recordings


Artist and musician Willis Earl Beal's music is often philosophical in content and takes moody, deconstructed, even classical turns. During live performances, he presents himself as a phantom-like figure; donning a hat, mask and cape in the style of Zorro.

More here.