Thursday, February 19, 2009

Quick hitters:: Dom Deluca

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Dom Deluca is a man with an acoustic guitar. He’s influenced by the greats and isn’t ashamed to admit it. In fact, I think if you told Dom that he reminds you of people like Dylan or Van Zandt (although, I’m not sure how Matthew heard Dave Matthews), he’d take it as a compliment instead of a backhanded slap. I even hear a similarity between Deluca and Ian Love solo's work, but what it comes down to is sometimes - just sometimes - a man with a guitar, a nasally voice and a life full of heartache is enough to make you smile and sing-along.

Birds of Worry is a collection of songs that don’t waver very far from the traditional singer songwriter patterns we all love, and rely on only a smattering of support (occasional lap steel, electric, organ and percussion), but it’s hard to turn the disc off. His voice is comforting and charismatic, and the familiar strum patterns make every song seems like something you unearthed from a yard sale find. We spend hours over analyzing the music we digest, but Dom takes us back to a time where it was okay to like the simple strums and associated stories.

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Posted at 1:18 PM by ack :: 3 comments

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At 3:23 PM, Blogger Nicolas L did sayeth:

He sounds great
Where is he from ?
Never heard him before
I love this kind of out-of-time music
Makes me think of this Swedish guy called The Tallest Man On Earth
I'll be back
Nico L (from France, check out my blog, it's in english)

 

At 3:25 PM, Blogger ack did sayeth:

He's based out of Toronto... glad you like it

 

At 3:53 PM, Anonymous matthew did sayeth:

Okay, I'll admit it: I hear a little Dave Matthews in everything I hear.

 

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