In House #1734: Myshkin's Ruby Warblers Live
Portland, Oregon-based artist Myshkin's Ruby Warblers is today's live in-studio guest, returning to the area for a performance tonight at MarCellar's in Idaho Falls. The band is led by singer-songwriter Myshkin, who formed the trio in 2002 after relocating to the northwest following several years garnering acclaim as a solo artist based in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. The Warblers, also consisting of bassist/multi-instrumentalist Sailor Banks and drummer Leila Chieko, released their second full-length corvidae in 2004 and have recently issued the Sigh Semaphore EP, self-described as "7 quiet, hard, & gorgeous political songs about lying leaders, stolen resources, and drowning cities." For obvious reasons, Myshkin has taken more than an observer's interest in the events in the Crescent City following Hurricane Katrina, and it shows through on the new EP, particularly on songs like "Lied," and "Bywater." The recording itself, in fact, was made within the week immediately following the breaking of the first levy. With a rare voice reminiscent of Rickie Lee Jones and a sound evoking the smoky bars of long lost eastern European nights, Myshkin's Ruby Warblers are easily one of the more unique regularly touring acts around.
Myshkin's Ruby Warblers
In House #1734.
Focus: Myshkin's Ruby Warblers live In House, plus new music from Erin McKeown, Greg Laswell, Andrew Bird, and more.
Myshkin's Ruby Warblers, from corvidae:
"Gypsy Town" (MP3) and "Drunk" (MP3)
From today's in-studio set:
1- "Arsenal" (MP3)
2- "Peace" (MP3)
3- "Gypsy Town" (MP3)
In House PODCAST #197