Saint Milkweed
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Saint Milkweed

San Diego, California, United States

San Diego, California, United States
Band Folk Acoustic


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"Saint milkweed" 2008



For many years, Saint Milkweed has been toiling away in his San Francisco apartment, wrestling with the muse and releasing songs sporadically. His diverse musical influences include; Roscoe Holcomb, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Julian Bream, Blind Willie Johnson, The Mountain Goats, Beck, and Charlie Patton.

He was born in Mt. Clemens Michingan in 1979. He relocated to Arizona with his family circa 1984, but he eventually blew out of the desert like a tumble weed and rolled toward the Pacific, into San Francisco in 2002. While attending graduate school at the San Francisco Art Institute (in Painting), songwriting began to assert itself as a dominant strain in his life. In visual art as in music, he works to balance innovation with a certain reverence for traditions that have been handed down and polished for generations.

For the curious, his pseudonym was partly inspired by this Richard Wilbur poem:

Two Voices in a meadow

A Milkweed

Anonymous as cherubs
Over the crib of God,
White seeds are floating
Out of my burst pod.
What power had I
Before I learned to yield?
Shatter me, great wind:
I shall possess the field.

A Stone

As casual as cow-dung
Under the crib of God,
I lie where chance would have me,
Up to the ears in sod.
Why should I move? To move
Befits a light desire.
The sill of heaven would founder,
Did such as I aspire.