MICAH P. HANSON
THE BAND:Micah was raised in a fundamentalist Christian household, and at the age 19 he met the widow of a rockstar - a former Vogue cover model. This woman was also his downfall. Hinson started living the very bohemian life full of drugs and alcohol abuse. He was later arrested for forging prescriptions. At only 19 he was homeless and broke. He started working on a telemarketing job and in the meanwhile, started writing songs. After having enough material he teamed up with some friends and recorded 'and the gospel of progress'. He was 22 when he finally released this album. (From Motel De Moka
THE SOUND: As wild as it may seem to me, there has to be something said for the people who can live 3 or more lifetimes before they even turn 25. Micah seems to be one of those people and his music tells the story. Whether he is talking about 'the Muse' that inspired him to write 'and the gospel of progress' or her turn into the 'Black Widow' that led him down a dark, deserted road and the recording of 'the baby and the satellite''. Micah's songs and his voice of a man worn down (he is only 24!!!) remind me of a Johnny Cash or Elliot Smith - someone who has seen brighter days but can't look past the darkness.
mp3 - The Leading Guy
mp3 - Stand In My Way