May 20, 2022
Kevin Morby Concert Tomavistas
Kevin Morby will headline the next edition of Tomavistas Festival, playing a concert that, we can already assure you, will be one of the most special of this edition, as well as being the only opportunity that we will have to enjoy him in Madrid. The American singer-songwriter is about to release a new album that he will present live at Tomavistas on his only date at national festivals.
To talk about Kevin Morby we cannot lose the perspective of delving into the bowels of certain purely American sounds. Without ever losing the chord of folk, Kevin is able to travel through many personal versions of what roots and stories mean, as happened to Neil Young, Bob Dylan or Lou Reed, but also to Wilco, The War on Drugs , Sharon Van Etten or Woods, a band that Kevin was part of, handling bass between 2009 and 2013.
In 2013 he made his solo debut with Harlem River, a first album in which his intentions were still being refined. This was followed by his first great turn towards indie folk rock, his second album titled Still Life (2014), which made him to be considered a musician with connexions with other artists such as Kurt Vile, Ty Segall or Cass McCombs. He was gradually cooking his own style, based on tests and great songs. This led him to release two more albums: Singing Saw (2016) and City Music (2017). The latter was understood as his total peak by the specialized media, which included the album in the lists of the best of that year, due to a certain dose of purity, immediacy and quality that generated adhesion among lovers of various alternative genres and that confirmed Kevin’s voice as one of the highest rated of the songwriters in his country.
From then on, his career has followed a very personal path. In 2019 he published Oh My God. A conceptual album located before a kind of ethereal space (not religious) that positioned him close in certain passages to bands such as Spiritualized, through connected paths that unite them to The Velvet Undergound, always sifted, always carried to his temporal space.
The penultimate chapter of this frenetic story, full of spectacular songs for an artist barely over 30, is very recent. It is Sundowner (2020), published in the middle of the pandemic. The involvement of Katie “Waxahatchee” Crutchfield, personally and musically, in this work made this album the most intimate of his career.
At this point, the last chapter has to do with the condensation of such a creative prodigy into a possible new story in the form of a new record. This incipient new work will come out in a short period of time and he will present it at Tomavistas with the entire band and, according to the high number of amazing songs collected in all this time, he will surely make his performance one of the most magical moments in the history of the festival.
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