Callahan, Bill / Dream River
Album: Dream River   Collection:General
Artist:Callahan, Bill   Added:Oct 2013
Label:Drag City  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-10-24 Pull Date: 2013-12-26
Week Ending: Dec 15 Dec 8 Dec 1 Nov 24 Nov 17 Nov 10 Nov 3 Oct 27
Airplays: 4 1 2 5 4 6 4 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 30, 2018: KZSU Time Traveler
Small Plane
4. May 17, 2016: does radio suck?
Small Plane
2. Feb 22, 2017: Reckless Burnin'
Small Plane
5. Feb 27, 2015: The Sunset Life (Shayde Sartin and Sonny Smith are Cool Guys)
Small Plane
3. Aug 30, 2016: Life Aquatic
Summer Painter
6. Dec 04, 2014: Meow
The Sing

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-10-07
The baritone folk-Americana-alt-country you'd expect from the man formerly known as Smog; similar to recent BC albums with some new touches: a jazzy backing band, lots of flute and Latin percussion. Really great to hear a guy keep progressing his sound like this. Might be remembered as one of his best when all's said and done. All tracks good.

RIYL: Lambchop, Leonard Cohen, Songs: Ohia, Fairport Convention, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Silver Jews

**1 (4:32) Folky, chilled out to begin w/ slow western fiddle, about drinking in a hotel bar; picks up electrically here and there. "The only words I've said today are beer and thank you. Beer. Thank you. Beer. Thank you."
*2 (3:48) Hypnotic. Hazy, strummed guitar to start, electric guit, flute and more join. Upbeat but not rocking, gives the feeling of being in a strange place
***3 (3:57) Smoggier in its calm slowness. Full sound; voice and lyrics really fill this one up with perfectly subtle band complements
4 (5:10) Stony slow 70s deserty guitar licks over clopping beat, flute, I think this is what they mean when they call things make out music
5 (5:03) Darker, nervous guitars float around a real smooth beat from the rhythm section
**6 (6:30) Ominous; autumnal feel including lyrics, which concern dealing with the frustration of working as a pawn by becoming an artist. Loud, intense middle and end sections
7 (5:39) Plucky, hypnotic, "bar room, bar room... baroom baroom." Bouncing 70s organesque keys, guitar licks add flavor to laid back sound
*8 (5:30) Slow; night falls. Bluesy, folky, meandering, lonesome fiddle; great way to close your show.

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