Seattle strummer, Bryan John Appleby, has just released his first full length LP, Fire on the Vine. After hearing just one song, I immediately voiced my stamp of approval and I predict he will become a household name before long. Fire on the Vine is a deep and introspective musical exploration which intensifies with folk explosions throughout. This is the type of album I would recommend putting on when you want to delve deep into thought. Appleby’s voice is refreshing addition to the indie-folk movement.
Songs Noah’s Nameless Wife and Honey Jars are more than solid bookends for Fire on the Vine. Each song builds on the logical path of succession throughout the album. The Words of the Revelator stands in the middle and ties together the full emotional experience.
I would like to thank Seattle music blog, Sound on the Sound, for introducing me to this incredible new talent. Head over their site for a special video on Appleby; highlighting how this album came to be in the space it was written. Stream Fire on the Vine in its entirety below and pick up a copy of the CD to support this up-and-coming artist.