For having the same voice as a baby angel, Pat Grossi sure looks like a regular guy. Active Child is Grossi's harp playing, magnificently choral project. The renditions of his songs live on the radio are much simpler, rawer than on his recordings. "I'm in Your Church at Night" would sound like a mellow, unplugged version, were Grossi's voice not so wonderfully ripe. When he speaks, little children must abandon their tantrums, arsonists throw down their matches, scabs rejoin the picket. For those in need of some pure direction, listen up. Watch video or stream audio of Active Child on Morning Becomes Eclectic here.
Photographer Ariel Zambelich
July 28, 2010