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Dream River, Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan

November 30th, -0001

Born:
1966 in Silver Spring, MD

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Bill Callahan

Biography

After almost 20 years of using the alias Smog for his music, Bill Callahan switched to his given name for his releases after 2005's A River Ain't Too Much to Love. The 2007 EP Diamond Dancer and full-length Woke on a Whaleheart both mixed the intimate, reflective, largely acoustic sound of later Smog albums like Supper and A River with gospel, soul, and pop elements, and boasted arrangements by former Royal Trux mastermind Neil Hagerty. For 2009's Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle, Callahan returned to the more intimate acoustic-based sound of latter-era Smog albums, featuring string and brass arrangements by Brian Beattie. The live album Rough Travel for a Rare Thing arrived in March 2010, and in July Callahan issued his 79-page "epistolary novelette" Letters to Emma Bowlcut, comprised of 62 letters from a nameless protagonist to a woman he saw at a party. Callahan kicked off 2011 with Apocalypse, a more uptempo collection of seven country and blues-inspired rock tunes that recalled some of his edgier work with Smog. . After almost 20 years of using the alias Smog for his music, Bill Callahan switched to his given name for his releases after 2005's A River Ain't Too Much to Love. The 2007 EP Diamond Dancer and full-length Woke on a Whaleheart both mixed the intimate, reflective, largely acoustic sound of later Smog albums like Supper and A River with gospel, soul, and pop elements, and boasted arrangements by former Royal Trux mastermind Neil Hagerty. For 2009's Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle, Callahan returned to the more intimate acoustic-based sound of latter-era Smog albums, featuring string and brass arrangements by Brian Beattie. The live album Rough Travel for a Rare Thing arrived in March 2010, and in July Callahan issued his 79-page "epistolary novelette" Letters to Emma Bowlcut, comprised of 62 letters from a nameless protagonist to a woman he saw at a party. Callahan kicked off 2011 with Apocalypse, a more uptempo collection of seven country and blues-inspired rock tunes that recalled some of his edgier work with Smog.

Top Albums

Dream River, Bill Callahan
1. Dream River
Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle, Bill Callahan
2. Sometimes I ..
Apocalypse, Bill Callahan
3. Apocalypse
Woke On a Whaleheart, Bill Callahan
4. Woke On a Wh..
Rough Travel for a Rare Thing (Live), Bill Callahan
5. Rough Travel..
Top Banana (Original Broadway Cast), Bill Callahan
6. Top Banana (..
Expanding Dub / Highs in the Mid-40's Dub - Single, Bill Callahan
7. Expanding Du..
Expanding Dub - Single, Bill Callahan
8. Expanding Du..
Diamond Dancer - EP, Bill Callahan
9. Diamond Danc..
Heaven Help the Child - Single, Mickey Newbury
10. Heaven Help ..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Winter RoadDream River5:29$0.99
2.
SingDream River4:31$0.99
3.
Small PlaneDream River3:56$0.99
4.
Ride My ArrowDream River5:03$0.99
5.
Expanding DubExpanding Dub / Highs in th..3:37$0.99
6.
SeagullDream River5:39$0.99
7.
Summer PainterDream River6:30$0.99
8.
SpringDream River5:10$0.99
9.
Javelin UnlandingDream River3:48$0.99
10.
Highs in the Mid-40's DubExpanding Dub / Highs in th..5:37$0.99
11.
Expanding DubExpanding Dub - Single3:38$0.99
12.
Heaven Help the ChildHeaven Help the Child - Sin..5:07$0.99
13.
One Fine MorningApocalypse8:45$1.29
14.
Free'sApocalypse3:13$1.29
15.
Riding for the FeelingApocalypse6:05$1.29
16.
Universal ApplicantApocalypse5:53$1.29
17.
America!Apocalypse5:33$1.29
18.
Baby's BreathApocalypse5:30$1.29
19.
DroverApocalypse5:24$1.29
20.
Bathysphere (Live)Rough Travel for a Rare Thi..5:58$0.99
21.
Well (Live)Rough Travel for a Rare Thi..9:04$0.99
22.
Let Me See the Colts (Live)Rough Travel for a Rare Thi..6:53$0.99
23.
Rock Bottom Riser (Live)Rough Travel for a Rare Thi..7:10$0.99
24.
Cold-Blooded Old Times (Live)Rough Travel for a Rare Thi..5:37$0.99
25.
In the Pines (Live)Rough Travel for a Rare Thi..5:50$0.99

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