The Music Digest

Premiere DateOct 12, 2013
Categories Indie Music Rock
00:00 Intro
00:38 Mic Break
08:14 Spring Bill Callahan
13:11 Mic Break
16:26 The Sing Bill Callahan
20:47 Mic Break
26:50 Summer Painter Bill Callahan
33:10 Mic Break
41:36 Small Plane Bill Callahan
42:22 Mic Break
50:54 Winter Road Bill Callahan
56:23 Finish

The Music Digest
DJs Pat, Matt, and Margaret

Today we review Dream River, the newest album from producer, performer, and songwriter Bill Callahan. Released on Drag City on September 17th, this addition to Callahan’s 25 years of discography adds a polished, simple, and beautiful approach to life and love. The 47-year-old’s accomplished songwriting is evident in his unique rhythms, poignant lyrics and inflection, and gorgeous melodies. Highly recommended.

Bill Callahan (photo from Bill Callahan)
October 12 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
October 13 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
October 14 – Alhambra Palace – Chicago, IL
October 16 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
October 17 – Mojo’s – Columbia, MO
October 18 – The Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
October 19 – Opolis – Norman, OK
November 8 – Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX

Dream River
1. The Sing
2. Javelin Unlanding
3. Small Plane
4. Spring
5. Ride My Arrow
6. Summer Painter
7. Seagull
8. Winter Road

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