Mike Trask, Jamboree, Indie

Bearly’s mainstay Mike Trask opted to step away from his usual partners in crime Mudhill to record his solo-debut Jamboree.For this album he opted to strip away everything, to create an album with DIY appeal. While this is a passion project (see the handmade packaging), one has to wonder if this would be better served as an LP (complete with hiss and pop) as the digital transition robs the recording of some of its warmth in its cleanliness. Jamboree was recorded on a 1958 reel-to-reel, capturing the raw essence of Trask’s gruffly distinctive voice and the 12 heartfelt tracks contained within.

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A proud and over-caffeinated husband, father, runner and writer. I've written for the local weekly The Coast for over a decade and have since taken to creating and writing for HAFILAX for even longer. I hope you enjoy the musings of a guy who has loved music for the better part of 4 decades, and has an album of concert tickets to show for it.