John Dyer - Gostayplay
Upbeat folk artists is hard to come by, and John Dyer is the head of that unfound clan. Bluesy riffs that have a power pop jab, Dyer is more than just the traditional folk hippie feel, to trans-quote John Travolta 'he's like wax museum with a pulse'.
Gostayplay, his third release is firm impression of what has become a critically acclaimed independent career. Having found most of his success in New York City and Dallas/Fort Worth (I swear I had no idea before I opened this disc), Dyer is a writer on the cusp of sincere indie success. Besides, writing music for numerous theatre performances ("Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"), winning the ASCAPlus award two years in a row, his styles of melody and funk folk bring an energy to the genre.
Shybreeze, and Accord exemplify his upbeat styles, while Ocean Of You, and lead track Airtime have a soft bubbly searing sound that involves harmonica's and brass alike. Keep an eye out for this guy, and still you'll not run into his clan, but truly, this seems to be one of those artists that could care less about stardom and more about making dignified rhythms.
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