Handsome Flanagan
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Handsome Flanagan

Chattanooga, TN | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Chattanooga, TN
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Alternative Jam




"Tradition that Bucks Convention"

David Dewhirst is a singer-songwriter whose music transcends whatever expectations you might have about that description. His songs are definitely aware of their place within the vast history of the genre, but they're not without a certain understanding of how best to undermine that same lineage. It's traditional but also bucks convention in that the sounds are those common to the genre, but they're assembled in rather ingenious ways. He adopts a simple but effective means of conveying vast stretches of emotion with the barest of efforts. That doesn't mean the songs are rudimentary—they're simply the product of an occasionally minimalist musical aesthetic, one that favors direct intent and execution over lavish and overly complicated production.

And with his recent song, "Ripple," Dewhirst further this idea of simple but revelatory musical exploration. The song is bare-bones really, just a voice and an electric guitar. But it ably mines a rich vein of emotion and rhythmic ingenuity, despite its relative simplicity. All his music doesn't necessarily adhere to this specific sound, but this track perfectly demonstrates what is possible when creativity and resolve combine to form a mutually beneficial racket. Regardless of whether this is a sound he's going to pursue further in the future or whether he tackles something completely different, Dewhirst has earned the right to experiment with his already-impressive musical vision and reshape it as he sees fit. - Nooga.com


Still working on that hot first release.



Jam Band Jambalaya

Funky Fun Intensity

The Barefoot Society Traveling Roadshow & Circus are that rare breed of band that can be not only breathy and intense but also loudly, gyrationally fun as the song demands. They've garnered comparisons to Phish, Keller Williams, Widespread Panic, and the Dead, but none of those fit exactly -- and it's perhaps a tribute to their writing and performance that someone watching might leave with any or all of those impressions.

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