Author: Chad

Run On Sentence – “Wide Open Sky” (New)

Dustin Hamman resides in The Columbia Gorge, just outside of Lyle, Wa on an idyllic and rough-hewn 40 acre micro-winery. In this wild place he conjured up the songs which comprise Oh When The Wind Comes Down. The following video does a good job of relating the sense of place, backed by birdsong and breeze, that informs both the content of Dustin’s songs and character. Beyond enjoyment of the song, it’s worth watching to the end to catch Dustin’s remarks about glimpsing a rainbow while performing on camera; an endearing deflection which sums up Dustin’s unassuming point of view and gentle demeanor.

Oh When The Wind Comes Down (album sampler)

Run On Sentence Tours by Train

Dustin Hamman–also known as Run On Sentence–is taking to the rails to bring you his music. Here Dustin demonstrates his incredibly mobile touring rig: a guitar case with a skateboard truck screwed to the bottom and a petite suitcase with merch and essentials. I don’t think it could get anymore compact or environmentally conscious. Don’t miss him in your neck of the woods! (Tour dates in right sidebar, natch.)

Today marks the release of his wonderful Oh When The Wind Comes Down. Have a listen to the album sampler and treat yourself to this treasure in the HUSHshop:
Oh When The Wind Comes Down (album sampler)

Shelley Short: Touring, Swimming, On The Sunny Side

Shelley Short is on deck for a quick national tour (dates in sidebar on right.). As a preview we have these nicely recorded performances from an appearance at Chicago’s Hideout just a couple months ago. Make sure to catch when she’s in your neck of the woods.


“On The Sunny Side”

XLR8R: Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

The latest ish of XLR8R is on the stands. This year the “Annual City Issue” picked little ol’ Portland, OR. for a focal point–a departure from the megalopolises of past (Berlin, New York, Paris). HUSH is pleased to have merited a spread with a loose family tree illustration (above) that really only scrapes the surface of the wild and crazy creative cross-polinization that happens here in Stumptown. So pick it up at your local fresh culture dealer or download a digital copy for free via the PDFcast.

Peter Broderick – “Home” out today.

Many know Peter Broderick as one leg of Horse Feathers. Many others have noticed him as a bright star in the Efterklang troupe. Still others know him as the young composer to watch, establishing himself with two instrumental releases on the respected Type label. Beyond that, he has cut his teeth touring and performing with Loch Lomond, Norfolk & Western Laura Gibson, and contributing to the recent She & Him record.

But today we hear Peter’s voice for the first time. Of all the instruments Peter has at his disposal for this recording he has picked only two: vocal and guitar. Amazingly, Peter has turned this most pedestrian arrangement into someting time-worn and beautiful. Words fail.

Home is an album that is designed to be heard front to back. This album sampler will give you an idea:

Peter Broderick – Home Album Sampler

Home is an album you will cherish. Get it in the HUSHshop ($9.97 CD+download / $7.97 download only)

Peter has been warming up rooms for Efterklang for the past few weeks all over Europe. This video finds him in Kolding, weaving his tapestry of sound.