Benzel, Bill / Tamarack Slack
Album: Tamarack Slack   Collection:General
Artist:Benzel, Bill   Added:Sep 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-05-30 Pull Date: 2010-08-01
Week Ending: Jun 6
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 01, 2010: Scram!
Hard Times
2. May 25, 2010: Scram!
Locals Say Elm

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2010-05-25
Well played fingerstyle guitar (on 12-string?). Rooted, no out-there experimentation. Has repressed/restraint of early Fahey on some tracks, wandering melodies of later Lang on others. Acoustic guitar only, no vocals.
+1.Sounds like an arrangement of “Deep Ellum Blues”. Bassy
+2.Gentle, mid-slow. Would go good next to Hawaiian.
+3.Free-flowing. This one’s more like recent Koettke.
4.Stately Hawaiian. On the beach, before the drinks. (Ends a little early)
+5.Slow, resigned, but not unhappy.
+6.Full sound, open, mid-tempo, loose structure
7. Restrained beginning, old-style, like a grandpa telling a familiar story. Loosens, relaxes, opens up in the middle/end.
+8.Happy, lots of high notes ringing clear, good ending piece- though the end of this piece sounds more like a quick-fadeout than a true end.

Track Listing
1. Locals Say Elm   5. Hard Times
2. J'nehinei   6. Las Recas
3. Tamarack Slack   7. Running With Grunion
4. Isa Lei   8. Red Tiede At Pente