#STLSOTD: Tuesday, August 5th – Grace Basement’s “Water Flowing Over a Mountain”
August 5, 2014
#STLSOTD is an I Went to a Show.com Monday-Friday feature that introduces followers to St. Louis music by spotlighting one track by one artist or band from IWTAS’ Bandcamp Directory of St. Louis Music. As always, we welcome your suggestions. If we pick the song you share with us on Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments section of this post, we’ll make sure to give you a shout out.
Grace Basement‘s album, Wheel Within a Wheel, was a hit in St. Louis among critics, musicians, and fans alike when it was released back in April 2013. “Instead of the Irish jigs and reels, though, the record shows a thoroughly American form of songcraft — gentle, bucolic, effortlessly tuneful, but made up of many moving parts,” wrote Christian Schaeffer of the Riverfront Times in his review.
GB’s captain, Kevin Buckley, will play The Stage at KDHX tomorrow in support of recent Newport Folk and Pickathon alums (and Yep Roc Records artists) Mandolin Orange. To celebrate, we’re revisiting Wheel Within a Wheel this morning and have chosen Buckley’s lovely, meditative “Water Flowing Over a Mountain” as our St. Louis Song of the Day. Enjoy: