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Album Review from OaklandLocal

http://oaklandlocal.com/article/music-monday-sweet-drinking-songs-vagabondage


Music Monday: The sweet drinking songs of Vagabondage
Published on Monday, February 08, 2010
Last updated on 01:57PM, Monday, February 8, 2010

Vagabondage photo shoot in the Marin Headlands by 3rdEye Pro


With a name like Vagabondage, the duo of John Flaw and Emchy warrant at the very least a cursory listen. And if you're a fan of Americana roots and bluesy, whiskey soaked vocals then their self described catalog of "pirate shanties, murder ballads and carnivale vaudevillia" are just what the bartender ordered.

On their 2009 debut album "Songs from the Bottom of an Empty Glass" the combination of vocals, accordion, guitar and kazoo weaves together a tapestry of moody drinking songs, midnight ruminations and lovelorn revelry. As a whole, the album is the perfect soundtrack for a night of Jack Daniels inspired contemplation.

On the single "Second Heart," Flaw's vocals channel a slightly less smoky Tom Waits as his guitar drags behind Emchy's accordion with a melancholy stumble, like a lovelorn, punch drunk Django Reinhardt.



Team Vagabondage keeps a full dancecard of Bay Area shows, having just wrapped up gigs at Witches Brew at the Stud and the Wonderland at the DNA Lounge. On February 11, they'll be providing the soundtrack for the Hubba Hubba Review's Beerlesque at the Paradise Lounge and playing with Alan Black and Harmon Leon at the KnockOut on February 26.

To keep tabs on the busy bondage duo, check out the Vagabondage website and Facebook page. And you can download Songs From the Bottom of an Empty Glass from Reverb Nation.
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