Listener instrumentalist Chris Nelson’s orchestrations of horns, guitars, and drums (heck, even a banjo) are brilliant musical arrangements, even aside from the vocals. To top it off, Smith blows us away with his best lyrics yet, presented with more stylistic diversity than he has ever demonstrated.  Kris Rochelle (drums) joined the group in early 2012 and the band started writing for their next album.

Dan Smith provides for his listeners not only entertainment, but inspiration. The love he has for the people represented in his songs is evident, and the more one listens to his music, the more that that love seeps in through the ears and trickles down to the heart. The closing lyrics of Wooden Heart are a pristine reflection both of Listener’s message, and his bright future: “There is something coming, and everything matters, so guard your heart, and watch the wind.”

Session Tracklist
1. It Will All Happen The Way It Should
2. Good News First
3. There Are Wrecking Balls Inside Us
4. Wooden Heart
5. Building Better Bridges
6. I Don't Want To Live Forever
7. Falling In Love With Glaciers
8. I Think It's Called Survival

Kansas City, MO

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