TRACK PREMIERE: GUY BLAKESLEE “HALCYON (MOVEMENT 2)”
Guitarist and singer Guy Blakeslee—of the mighty Entrance Band and of course as Entrance before that—is at home with his instrument the way a back-country guide is at home in the wilderness, and whether he’s playing wild electric psychedelia or a more subtle kind of solo acoustic composition, he’s always dedicated to exploring just that much further. This excerpted passage from the a-side of the upcoming The Middle Sister (out in January on Leaving) is an instrumental a la Sandy Bull or Peter Walker, with cascades of acoustic guitar and scenic detail from piano and Tibetan singing bowl. (The other side of the record is electric—maybe some “No Deposit No Return Blues” action?) Prepare an empty room for its arrival, and check dates for Blakeslee’s winter tour (with Dec. 9 show at the Echo) below.