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Boy from the North country - Chris North @ the Aviary - 7/21

Posted by Jonathan Donaldson  July 21, 2012 11:02 AM

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For a little bit of magic tonight I am going to head down to The Aviary in Jamaica Plain for an all-ages show featuring Chris North, a New England songwriter celebrating the release of his new EP, Near Far All We Are. North mixes in gentle, dignified ballads with a couple of cool remixes--including a nifty kaleidoscopic trancy collage by Many Mansions ("I Gave Life To Love").

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North's own productions here are quite lovely--including his "I Gave Life To Love" which hums along like the Byrds' "Ballad of Easy Rider" or the Monkee's "As We Go Along." This track also includes the nice sitarish solo to complete the mood. The late '60s Byrds might be an appropriate totem here as North pushes his sy-lla-bles in a very McGuinn-like manner on "Near Far All We Are," a duet with Gracious Calamaty's Kate Lee. It certainly is a warm thrush of sounds, perfect for a summer night.
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Chris North
The Avairy
48 South St, Jamaica Plain
($10 suggested donation--includes copy of 10" EP release)
with Many Mansions, Animal Hospital

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Jonathan Donaldson is a Boston-based musician, writer, and second-generation music junkie. An Ohio native who moved to Boston in 1998, Jonathan's musical loves include R&B, psych, punk, bubblegum, country, electronic, More »

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