Blind Melon Singer Releases Debut Album
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 15:12:21
Blind Melon frontman Travis T. Warren -obviously the man who replaced the late Shannon Hoon- has released his debut album Beneath These Borrowed Skies [iTunes link] via Iron Ridge Road Recordings. All the labels proceeds from sales of the album will be donated to MusiCares – a charitable arm of the Grammys devoted to supporting musicians in financial, personal or medical need.
The album consists of an extensive pool of musical influences, from Slayer to John Prine to Paul Oakenfold, and features the likes of Aja Volkman (from Nico Vega), Christopher Thorn (Blind Melon) and Eva Gardner (P!nk's backing band) among its guest contributors. "I wanted this album to be cohesive, but I also wanted it to have all kinds of my influences across the board," stated Travis. "I always thought that if you could do it well, you could dance around different genres and not have to stick to one thing. I'm really happy with how it’s turned out."
As well as being a phenomenal musical achievement in itself, Beneath These Borrowed Skies is an apt debut statement for Iron Ridge Road Recordings; a testament to the wonderful role music can play in the journey to recovery, and an exciting new aspect of the facilities continuing work alongside the MusiCares charity.
Will you be picking up a copy?