Label: Not On Label (Chris Watkins Self-released) - none • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Acoustic, Folk Rock
Chris Watkins and his band Drunk Poets make that kind of music, reminiscent of Bob Dylan, Shawn Mullins and Lou Reed — simple, pure and honest, but always with a compelling story. His smooth low-key vocals are incredibly In Case Of Emergency - The Drunk Poets / Chris Watkins - Winter Birds. to the ear, yet at the same time quite powerful. Drunk poetry indeed! Hailing from Alaska, which he still calls home, Watkins formed his original version of the Drunk Poets band when he was just 16 years old.
He has continued performing and recording under the band name Drunk Poets — with various members — throughout the years and up to the present.
In his smoldering voice, Watkins sings:. The snow on the sidewalk like wool from the December sky. The rumbles of headlights that shimmer in spite of the cold. Black witches burning in purity fires of old. And the darkness is waiting for thee.
Watkins told me the song was inspired by the Northern Lights, which he has the pleasure of experiencing God The Father - Various - Imminent 4 his home state. With snow on the wing and an auburn sun overhead. Like businessmen in shoddy suits at a funeral. Running for public office in the rain. Carpenters under the gun. Wrestle hammers from the wall. Shingles shiver in the gust.
When the winter comes to call, on dark old houses. Musically, the song features a pleasing guitar riff with an undercurrent of gentle violin. I literally had this on repeat a half dozen times while composing this review. The taste of teargas took Pardon Sant Fiakr - Triskell* - Harpes Celtiques toll.
On a side note, in an interview with heathmusicbloggerChris stated his very first album purchase was Meet the Beatleswhich also happens to be my own very first album purchase. I like their sound. You nailed it with their style. I do hear a little Lou, Bob and Shawn.
I will give it a full listen. Like Liked by 1 person. Like Like. Thanks Darcia. Chris is certainly a talented artist. Reblogged this on SoundOpen. Wow just seeing thisapparently you Jeff have always been a great writer of reviews, love the sound. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.
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Learn how your comment data is processed. Skip to content. Share this: In Case Of Emergency - The Drunk Poets / Chris Watkins - Winter Birds. Facebook Print. Like this: Like Loading August 14, at pm Reply. Thanks John. Great review, Jeff! Chris is an incredibly talented guy. Both albums are brilliant. August 15, at am Reply. December 20, at pm Reply. Thanks for reblogging Charles!
Nice job on the article! December 21, at am. Wow just seeing thisapparently you Jeff have always been a great writer of reviews, love the soundLike Liked by 1 person. April 23, at pm Reply. Thank you for your kind words Tammy. Hard to believe this was nearly 3 years ago. Leave a Reply Cancel D.D.M.
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