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December 7, 2019

Have You Been To…

By: Laurie Gallardo

It’s the faded light at dusk, perhaps a soft amber glow, but one that’s quickly dissipating. The vast expanse before you, in its marked silence, turns you inward. The surroundings may be peaceful, almost impossibly still, but the mind is erupting. This is the evocation of Wire Mountain

It’s the sixth studio album by recent Studio 1A guest Will Johnson, the first to be released on Austin-based label Keeled Scales, with a collection of compelling performances contributed by Jon Dee Graham (lap steel, electric guitar), Thor Harris (percussion) and folk duo Little Mazarn – including backing vocals by Lindsey Verrill that add extra dimension to the LP’s enigmatic air.

Don’t miss Will Johnson’s album release show tonight at the Cactus Cafe, 2247 Guadalupe, in the Texas Union building on the UT campus. Doors at 8 p.m., and the evening starts out with a performance by William Harries Graham.

Get there early to catch it all. This one comes very recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.