Issue X, Volume IV : June 2013
One of the best parts of my job is that I get turned on to so many talented young artists, so when my friend Kevin O’Sullivan suggested I give his nephew Garrett Anderson a listen I was all ears. Garrett is a Baltimore, Maryland native and has just released his second CD, Great Unknown. It’s an eclectic collection of narrative ballads, light-jazz bop, and traditional rhythms with just a hint of Appalachia creeping in around the edges. Great Unknown is a clean, enjoyable sophomore effort, a follow up to Anderson’s first CD, Portraits of the Young Man as an Artist.
The Love Me Knots hail from Morgantown, West Virginia and consist of local music mainstays Brian Porterfield (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard), Bill Courtney (bass, back-up vocals), Raj Chandran (drums, back-up vocals), and "if he's free" Billy Matheny (everything else, back-up vocals).