So, I’m doing the Facebook check thing this morning and I get a friend’s recommendation to see a show tonight by a guy named Ira Marlow at the Cafe Du Nord, in SF. I’m not going to be able to make the show. But am curious nonetheless and I go dig up his bandcamp page and then just fell over listening to some of his music. I don’t want to wreck it for anyone by saying who/ what his music reminds me of. But I will say the writing is deep and doesn’t wallow in the first person, the playing is restrained and thoughtful and the vocals are real. So I do a bit more digging and find that our paths are not that disimilar in certain respects and that – of course – ups my admiration yet some more. Check him out. He also does comedy as Wade Pivonski. Which is fun as well in its own right. But don’t start there.. start with the new record called “Lucky”.