Title track from the songwriter’s new album, out next week.
By Blurt Staff
Recognize the name Hunter Simpson? If not, you will soon. The guitarist/vocalist for eclectic NYC trio Daytona, whose self-titled LP for the Ernest Jenning Record Co. notched numerous critical kudos, is prepping the May 12 release of solo record Goldmine, also on Ernest Jenning, and we’ve got the title track to unveil for your video-hungry eyes. Check it out:
Simpson was original from North Carolina and nowadays he splits his time between Brooklyn and Copenhagen. He also stays busy playing guitar in the Wild Yaks. He did, however, carve out time to make a southern sojourn early last year to Fawn Forest Studio in Chatham County, NC, to work with producer Ari Picker of Lost in the Trees on his solo debut. Musical contributors to the album include Matt Douglas of the Mountain Goats and The Hot At Nights (saxophone) and Hunter’s father Bland Simpson of The Red Clay Ramblers (piano).
The label describes Goldmine as “a smooth, contemplative collection, its eight songs flowing languidly from a wellspring of fingerpicked nylon-string guitars, nimble saxophone runs and tender melodies sung with conviction—the title track is a prime example of these principles in action.”
Keep your eyes peeled for tour dates once the album is in stores.