One must keep in mind Alphonse de Lamartine’s eloquent quote, “Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends” while listening to the Artist of the Week, Blind Pilot. With soothing sounds and beautiful lyrics, Blind Pilot will help you forget your stress and allow you to immerse yourself into the music.
Blind Pilot was at first composed of singer-guitarist Israel Nebeker and drummer Ryan Dobrowski, but has since expanded to include many more instruments. Some of these include banjos, violins and trumpets, which help to create the mellow sounding music.
After a bicycle tour of the West Coast in 2007, Nebeker and Dobrowski returned to their hometown of Portland, Oregon, to record their first album. This album, “3 Rounds and a Sound,” was released July 15, 2008 and consists of 11 songs. Having listened to this CD more times than I can remember, I can confidently say that there is not one song that is worth skipping. Each song has beautiful and quirky lyrics that have some hidden meaning. For example, in “One Red Thread,” Nebeker sings, “I have to say there was a mile or two/I had the itch to fly and I flew/now at best we would make our dreams/with something used.” While, this CD is full of laid-back guitar playing and gentle drumming, a few songs deal some surprises. The song “I Buried a Bone” throws some great trumpet in, and my personal favorite song, “One Red Thread,” starts off quiet but rises in intensity.
If you are looking for a relaxing sounding band then Blind Pilot is perfect for you.
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