Greg Jamie's vocal style has been described as a “baby manatee being ravaged by a pack of feral cougars,” the sound of a “deranged mystic” and the “bizarro world Alec Ounsworth.” It's pretty much all true. Jamie's compatriots in O'Death spend most of their time busily crafting death disco bluegrass, giving him the chance to go hog wild with whoops, shrieks and even, sometimes, honest-to-goodness lyrics. You may have a hard time making them out, sure. But it isn't hard to hear how good of a time Jamie is having — and that's entirely the point. For any fan of cowpunk, this is essential listening.
By Ben Fong-Torres on 06.30.09 in Icons
Born in Brooklyn in 1941 and raised in Los Angeles, Harry Edward Nelson III became Nilsson in the mid '60s, when he began writing and performing - singing and playing piano and guitar. He recorded for RCA, an American...
By Mary Kinney on 02.06.15 in Features
For all of NYC's history of folk music, a giant metropolitan city with no recent rural history to speak of is an odd place for a comeback to take place.
By Marc Hogan on 11.07.14 in News
Yellow Ostrich are about to come full circle. The Brooklyn band (and alum of our sister site's eMusic Selects program) announced today it will play its last show on December 8 at Brooklyn's Glasslands Gallery. The Alex S...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 09.26.14 in News
O'Death make spooky, gothic folksongs that set the perfect mood for fall, fronted by Greg Jamie's raw vocals. "Apple Moon," from the band's fourth LP Out of Hands We Go, has imagery of clouds, hills and star-gazing; it g...