Modern Indie-Folk Invaded Our Hearts

Besides Daniel is yet another band to which The Extended Play Sessions, a project of Alternate Root magazine, has introduced me.

Besides Daniel

Besides Daniel

Last weekend this group of young men from Atlanta graced the stage at the Sessions for a fabulous set of emotional music.One thing to know about Besides Daniel is that, other than Danny Brewer, the band is composed of ‘whoever feels like it’ (according to Besides Daniel’s Facebook page). When you see them, there might be different musicians than I saw. That said, I hope that Adam on guitar and backing vocals, Taylor on drums and Jimmy on bass continue playing with Danny because they work well together.

Danny

Danny

Adam

Adam

Taylor

Taylor

Jimmy

Jimmy with Danny

While Danny, Taylor, and Jimmy have been together for eight months, Adam joined the band a week before the performance I saw.

Besides Daniel

Besides Daniel

Their songwriting is now a collaborative effort. ‘This Marvelous Grief’, the most recent album, was released before Danny got together with Taylor and Jimmy, yet they have infused their personalities and styles into these songs.

Danny

Danny with Jimmy

I heard shadings of Conor Oberst, both in the style of music as well as the intelligent lyricism. Danny’s voice sometimes has similar qualities to Conor’s as well. The music is all theirs, however.

Danny

Danny

It’s hard to say which song was my favorite, but certainly ‘10,000 Beautiful Angels’ from the recent release is high on that list.

This is honest music that comes straight from the heart and it’s well worth a listen.

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on June 12, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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