Josh Garrels – Love & War & The Sea In Between
Soulful folk with a twist
It’s hard to define this Portland-based singer-songwriter. The musicianship is impressive: instrumentation, melody, harmony, lyric … layer upon layer of musical beauty. Love & War & The Sea In Between is Garrels’ 6th release. The guy is a prolific independent artist that’s been committed to producing his own stuff ever since his first album (Stone Tree, 2002) was recorded at his residence in Muncie, Indiana. This album is full of incredible songs that wind their way between folk, classical, electronic, and hip-hop themes. There is a very good chance that you’ve never heard an artist quite like Garrels. This one’s a winner.