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My name is David Stone. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a 30-something single white male. I am an Orthodox Christian and am a member of an English-language parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

Friday, June 09, 2006

Down at the Duck

Last night was "Songwriters Night" over at the Mucky Duck. This particular evening featured Adam Carroll and Gordy Quist in a song-swap session.

I had heard good things about these guys but had never seen either of them in concert before.

Yesterday morning as I was driving to work I happened to catch part of a live on-air performance by these two on KPFT. Gordy performed a song he called "The Road Ahead" which if I remember correctly he had just written the day before. Adam played the song "Alright" from his new cd. So based on their on-air performance I decided to go check out their show that night.

I was only able to stay for the first set of the concert but now I know why I had been hearing such good things about these two.

Adam Carroll's sound is sometimes compared to John Prine and I could definitely hear some of Prine's influence in his songs. Personally something about his style and delivery reminded me a little of Guy Clark as well. He is also a pretty good harmonica player. Adam played a couple of songs from his cd "Far Away Blues" including: "Low in the Mountains", "Dream On" and "Teardrops".

Gordy Quist has a pretty unique and often very lyrical sound. It's a little hard to draw obvious comparisons but I do think there is a Townes Van Zandt influence to some of his songs. Gordy played some new material and some songs from his cd "Songs Play Me" including: "Ship Song", Green and Blue" and "Skin on Soul".

These are definitely two young songwriters to keep your eye on.


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