Linescratchers’ second interview from over the oceans, the articulate, passionate KaRyn Daley is a breath of fresh air in the acoustic scene. The folk/jazz/acoustic scene can be so over-saturated with blandness, and trapped in its own laziness, that when you find a musician like KaRyn, something truly fresh and unique, it’s almost jarring. Her lyrics are amazingly honest. Her melodies are perfectly simple, but are ornately decorated with her stellar but raw vocals. KaRyn has a rapturous, sometimes subtle but controlled vibrato, a dark, soothing tone, but believe it or not, she’s a soprano. She is currently teaching music in Seoul, but she has taken time from her schedule to fill out this interview. Find out more about her music at http://www.myspace.com/karynmusic.
Crossing Columbia is a band with a unique sound hailing from Alpine, Utah, and the first interview Linescratchers has conducted with a full band. A brief skim of their songs will reveal a sparse, clean sound with several influences, and the musicianship leaves listeners (musician and otherwise) never wanting. They have just released an EP that you can preview at www.myspace.com/crossingcolumbia and their interview, as you will see, speaks for itself. Special thanks to Will for making this interview possible.
To find Crossing Columbia on iTunes, click here.