Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Sunday, 16 October 2011 14:24

Blind Pilot 10/16/11 + Video

Blind Pilot 10/16/11 Kelsey McClure
Written by Roy Kasten
Rate this item
(3 votes)

Related Video

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: October 16, 2011
  • Artist / Band: Blind Pilot
  • Hosting Show: Bittersweet Melody
  • Sound: Jon Valley and Matt Bottchen
  • Video: Ben Sturdevant and Andy Coco

Portland's Blind Pilot glides over the crowded indie folk landscape with agile rhythms and wise songwriting that belies their years.

Formed in 2005 by Israel Nebeker and Ryan Dobrowski, the band has an earthy, honest quality, incredibly sincere without ever being cloying or self-indulgent. The band's first album, "3 Rounds and the Sound," was a surprise hit in 2008, reaching #13 on the Billboard Top Digital Albums chart, but constant touring -- sometimes by bicycle -- and a patient approach to recording kept the band from releasing a followup until this year. But "We Are the Tide," with its cohesive, live-band sound and maturing songwriting has been worth the wait.

For this Live at KDHX session, Blind Pilot performs three songs from "We Are the Tide"-- "White Apple," "Keep You Right," and "Half Moon" -- in a spare fashion -- just voices, guitar, banjo and mandolin -- that illuminates just how fine Nebeker's songs can be.

Photos by Kelsey McClure. See more at her Flickr stream.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

KDHX Recommends

May
Saturday
23

Brunch at the Stage: The Bottlesnakes

KDHX is now curating a Saturday brunch series at the Stage with live music from local musicians and delicious, locally-sourced food and drinks from the Magnolia Café. Brunch at the Stage takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....


May
Thursday
28

KDHX Discovery Series: Soul-Jazz and its Resurgence with Andy Coco

This multimedia session led by KDHX DJ Andy Coco of The Rhythm Section, explores the invention of the soul-jazz genre, its influence, and its contemporary resurgence. With live music from The Provels.   The Discovery...


May
Saturday
30

Brunch at the Stage: The Ozark Highballers

KDHX is now curating a Saturday brunch series at the Stage with live music from local musicians and delicious, locally-sourced food and drinks from the Magnolia Café. Brunch at the Stage takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....


Online Users

0 users and 13417 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook