Bill Callahan is the latest artist to perform on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series. Accompanied by Derek Phelps on trumpet and Matt Kinsey on electric guitar, the singer-songwriter performed three tracks from his recently released studio album, Gold Record – ‘Pigeons’, ‘Another Song’, and ‘The Mackenzies’ – as well ‘Released’, from last year’s Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest. Check out the performance below.
“There are a lot of voices these days. So many that, I think, even positive sentiments become detrimental in their deafening number,” Callahan told NPR following the performance. “Quiet reflection can be the clearest and most informative and soothing voice you’ll ever hear. There are many unknowns at this time in history. It’s more than a junction in our old world. It’s the possibility of a whole new world. A large part of me believes this. Listen to music, read books, talk to friends and family. Don’t listen to the voices, not even mine!”
Gold Record was released last Friday (September 4). Read our review of the album here.