Photo | Courtesy of Corey Kilgannon
Band: Corey Kilgannon
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com\
Tickets: $12 at the door
One of alt. folk’s most innovative artists is returning to Callaghan’s. Barely into his teens, Corey Kilgannon began penning his own songs. Since then, he has traveled from his home in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, to the streets of Nashville, but says his songwriting process has not changed.
Kilgannon transforms “ideas and little notes” he jots on paper into beautiful sonic masterpieces. While he’s no stranger to taking the stage with just his acoustic, Kilgannon’s studio work showcases a different side of this artist. Ambient production elements and multiple layers of sound create aural dreams reminiscent of My Morning Jacket’s early work.
“I’ve always been open-minded in the studio to letting other people add instruments,” Kilgannon said. “I play a lot of them myself, too. I like layering sounds. That side of it interests me. The sound has definitely developed over the years.”
“Soften, Continue” is Kilgannon’s latest release. Touted as a collection of B-sides, Kilgannon decided to provide his listeners with a raw collection of “demos, recordings and songs” that include acoustic-dominant versions of songs from his previous release, “The Hollow II.” Kilgannon plans to follow this release with a new album he says will focus on his “folk troubadour side.”
When he spoke with Lagniappe, Kilgannon was unsure if he would be giving his Callaghan’s crowd a solo or full-band experience. Either way, the audience should fall in love with this young singer-songwriter’s mature sound.
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