Friday, November 23, 2012

Cahalen and Eli -- Our Lady of the Tall Trees

If the volumes of text praising Our Lady of the Tall Trees were stretched end to end, we'd have a bridge to Mars. Here's my little snippet to add to the bridge.

This is beautiful, breathtaking acoustic music and it is a fair bet that you will see this album on a certain list at the end of the year. The sparse vocals and multilayered instrumentation give Cahalen and Eli's music a timeless quality. Original songs like "Stone to Stand" could just as easily be a hundred years old. The duo really has captured the essence of folk music -- high and lonesome, intimate and warm -- and crafted an astonishing album for the rest of us mere mortals.

If you're still looking for something to be thankful for, we should give thanks for the human capacity to create beauty like this.

Cahalen and Eli -- Official, Facebook, Bandcamp, Spotify

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