Do you know Greg Laswell? He's a singer/songwriter/producer from San Diego and his new album, Through Toledo, is SUPER good. Really... like, when I say SUPER good, I mean that since Dan Gill sent it to me a few weeks ago, I've listened to it over 25 times and I'm pretty sure that I have 85% of the lyrics and 100% of the melodies memorized.
His songs are straight forward, completely accessible for any popular music fan anywhere in the universe, and, for me at least, they come at the exact perfect moment in time to both help heal emotional wounds and to magically provide an air of optimism for what lays ahead. All rambling and literary "blowing" aside, Greg Laswell is going on tour and you should go see him if he comes to your town. Details below.
06.16.06 - Atlanta, GA (Vinyl)
06.17.06 - Charleston, SC (Music Farm)
06.18.06 - Jacksonville, FL (Jack Rabbits)
06.20.06 - Gainesville, FL (Common Grounds)
06.21.06 - Orlando, FL (The Social)
06.22.06 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Culture Room)
06.23.06 - Tampa, FL (Orpheum)
06.25.06 - Nashville, TN (3rd and Lindsley)
06.27.06 - Chattanooga, TN (Rhythm and Brews)
06.28.06 - Asheville, NC (The Orange Peel)
06.30.06 - Charlottesville, VA (Starr Hill Music Hall)