Music: Turrell and Foreman

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Posted 15 Mar 2008 in Friends, music, Poetry, Winter

On recommendation of Paste Magazine I recently picked up Ford Turrell‘s debut album and Jon Foreman’s Fall and Winter EP’s.

To say I’m pleased with these finds would be an understatement.

The Jon Foreman EPs weren’t to much of a risk – I’ve been a long running fan of Switchfoot and Jon’s song writing. Raw, real and emotional come to mind as I stretch to describe them. The depressing undercurrent of Winter makes me think Jon and I might share some of the same predisposition to seasonal sadness (come soon Spring!).
Favorite Tracks: Behind Your Eyes (amazing track), A Cure for the Pain, Equally Skilled

Because of my affinity for Ray LaMontagne‘s work, I picked this album up. I might describe Ford’s style as a pleasing middle between the smoky voice and poetic lyrics of Ray LaMontagne and the folk sound and easy of Amos Lee. By the third spinning of this album I had decided I liked it, it took a couple listens, not an instant favorite. The same was true for Ray and Amos for me though. I’m glad I gave it a couple spins, it’s becoming a favorite.
Favorite Tracks: The Stillest Hour, Listen to Your Heartbeat

Now playing: Jon Foreman – Learning How to Die
via FoxyTunes


  1. Ash

    Yeah, Jon Foreman’s a stud; he’s pretty much been on loop in my house lately. I enjoy the unexpectedness of the sound of “In Love” at the end.

    Hmmm. Love Ray. I guess I’ll have to check out the other guy…

    ps. Wondra plays a pretty wicked-sweet version of “Southbound Train” — better than the original, I think 🙂

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