Chris Bathgate – A Cork Tale Wake

So good it’s scary… Yeah, there are plenty of singer/songwriters out there, but in a sense that’s what makes a record like this so special. How does an individual rise above the multitude of those toting acoustic guitars? For the past two years Chris Bathgate has done what few are able to accomplish in a lifetime: created a sound that is entirely his own and transfer every ounce of his talent into one of the most emotionally inspiring albums to see the light of day in years. Produced by the infamous Jim Roll, A Cork Tale Wake highlight’s Chris’ spectacular/haunting voice alongside lush arrangements owing their dynamic sound to a carousel of instruments. If jukeboxes exist for very much longer, these are the songs that will posess the ability to pry a dollar from your pocket so you can share them with a bar full of strangers.

So good it’s scary… Yeah, there are plenty of singer/songwriters out there, but in a sense that’s what makes a record like this so special. How does an individual rise above the multitude of those toting acoustic guitars? For the past two years Chris Bathgate has done what few are able to accomplish in a lifetime: created a sound that is entirely his own and transfer every ounce of his talent into one of the most emotionally inspiring albums to see the light of day in years. Produced by the infamous Jim Roll, A Cork Tale Wake highlight’s Chris’ spectacular/haunting voice alongside lush arrangements owing their dynamic sound to a carousel of instruments. If jukeboxes exist for very much longer, these are the songs that will posess the ability to pry a dollar from your pocket so you can share them with a bar full of strangers.

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