Phosphorescent is the musical moniker of Matthew Houck. This Alabama native began transforming his multi-instrumental musical talents into a distinct emotive voice that is reminiscent of Will Oldham (a.k.a Bonnie “Prince” Billy). Lingering around the fringe of rock, folk, and country, this music is perfect for a road trip or a rocking chair on a warm summer day. His most recent release, his fifth LP, is the 2010 record Here’s To Taking It Easy via Dead Oceans. He also has a really cool 2009 release called To Willie, which is a tribute to American Legend Willie Nelson.
The, now Brooklyn, NY resident, is an international touring machine, and will be rolling through with Bonnaroo this year. Be sure to check him out at This Tent on Friday (6/10) from 1:45 to 2:45pm.
Lots of options for listening here. I have attached a couple of links to some songs from the 2010 album Here’s To Taking It Easy. He also has two Daytrotter sessions. You can listen to the entire To Willie album with the Grooveshark doohickie below. And, as always, you can check his Bonnaroo artist page or the Phosphorescent website for even more information and music.
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It’s Hard To Be Humble (When You’re From Alabama) – (from Here’s To Taking It Easy)
The Mermaid Parade (from Here’s To Taking It Easy & also the song covered by The Low Anthem in the Voice Project)