Kele Goodwin’s recent release, Hymns, was celebrated a few weeks ago at Portland’s cozy SE venue The Woods. Goodwin delivered a charming and understated but breathtaking set.
Get the CD/download from the HUSHshop. It’s an essential winter listen.
“Though he’s a man of many stories, Kele Goodwin’s offering to the public resides in his beautiful folk music—though “beautiful” doesn’t quite seem to capture the essence of his creations. Listening to Goodwin’s “Hymns,” one can almost hear Alaska’s ferocious alpine peaks, rugged with such exquisite allure, upon which he spent many days of his youth.” -The Vanguard
“Although the focus is on Goodwin’s lightly picked guitar and Drake-like voice, contributions from singers Alela Diane and Laura Gibson lend to its gorgeously haunted sound.” – Willamette Week
“Goodwin set out to record this album with Sean Ogilvie, of the Portland band Musée Méchanique, four years ago. “But,” says Goodwin, “a bunch of life happened.” Read about Kele’s life and music in this Oregonian article