A few weeks ago I did a special tribute to Mark Twain. While doing the research for that show I ran across a song about the man called 1,000 Years by Sincerely, Iris. I contacted them and got permission to play the song as part of the tribute to Mr. Twain. Since then I have had the good fortune to interview the group and will play that chat on this week’s podcast.
Sincerely, Iris consists of singer/songwriter Todd Murray. He has a sound that can be summed up best as “road trip music.” It’s a style that’s always changing, and always moving along. Whether it be gypsy-esque or like Kerouac’s beat up old truck, shaking down the road at midnight, it is at once comforting, and somewhat unknown. Sincerely, Iris draws upon influences from Jeff Buckley all the way to Billie Holiday. He is sponsored by Breedlove Guitars.
Todd recently completed his new album, “Trouble.” This is his 5th album under the name Sincerely, Iris. Iconic stories of Mark Twain floating on a riverboat or Bonnie and Clyde running from law enforcement weave their way into the writings of Todd Murray’s newest EP, “Trouble.” Murray has always referred to his songs as road trip music, and his latest highly anticipated album is no exception – a sort of vintage Americana. His last experimental blues album “License Plate Sessions,” which was recorded almost entirely with his homemade 4-string slide guitar, marked a new direction for Sincerely, Iris, but that style seems to have seeped into the music permanently on “Trouble.” From the cold winds of Chicago and the risk of going out on your own to the vastness of the Rocky Mountains, this album takes a look at the bumpy road that is The American Dream.
This Week’s Podcast:
On the the podcast this week we sit down with Todd Murray the founder of group Sincerely, Iris. We will hear examples of Todd’s work and maybe even a surprise or two. So tune in this Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or listen on your radio Friday night at 8pm Eastern time. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.
August 11, 2016 – Jim Harold’s Trip to Cypress Canyon (RAS255)
August 18, 2016 – 1,000 Years! (RAS256)
September 1, 2016 – Jubilation U.S.A.! (RAS257)
September 8, 2016 – Todd Murray Interview (RAS258)
September 15, 2016 – Suspense Classic (RAS259)
September 22, 2016 – (RAS260)
September 29, 2016 – (RAS261)