MP3 East Of Shirley - A Thousand Sarajevos
The debut album from Boston''s latest indie folk-rock sensation, channeling a musical heritage that spans roots, rock, country, Americana, and 60s/70s singer/songwriter folk styles.
11 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, ROCK: Adult Contemporary
East Of Shirley is a 7-piece ensemble from central Massachusetts that plays an eclectic musical mix - from contemporary acoustic and folk selections to blues and country rock.
Recently, the group completed work on their first album: “A Thousand Sarajevos”. A collection of 11 original compositions, the album’s songs were written by singer/songwriter and EoS frontman Michael Clark. They were recorded by the group over a “year of Saturdays” at Silvertone Studios in Groton, Massachusetts, beginning in early 2007.
“A Thousand Sarajevos” is a body of work that reflects both a personal journey and an evolving political consciousness. Songs of memory, desire, imagination, longing, and loss are contrasted with expressions of disillusionment, anger, and ultimately, hope. While steeped in the singer-songwriter tradition that has emerged and developed since the ‘60s, the album is contemporary and forward-looking in both its focus and its sound.
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