Title - ‘The Everydays’
Artist - The Everydays
The Everydays originate from Black Mountain, North Carolina are are a collaborative effort between singer-songwriters Tim Marsh and David Zoll. Indeed, both musicians (who also perform solo under their own names, of course) also perform as part of other area bands such as Chalwa, Asheville Horns and Bayou Diesel.
The Everydays grew from the common musical interests of Marsh and Zoll who first performed together in an electric band featuring Marsh's compositions. A love for acoustic roots music and vocal harmony lead the pair to form The Everydays, turning towards a simpler, more focused sound.
Ergo this simply beautiful, acoustic folk album begins with the gentle slide of ‘You Can Leave‘ (“you just can’t leave yourself” - has a truer statement ever been uttered!) and is followed by both ‘Waiting’ and ‘So I Leave It to You.’
The true Appalachian folk sounds of ‘Sound of the Truth’ are next and backed by the slower pace of ‘Sadie.’ That slower pace continues with ‘It's Nothing New,’ with the finger-picking guitar work of the Dylanesque ‘Ain't No Change’ along for the ride next.
The dramatic ‘Westside’ (“Alone on a shelf, talking to myself”) is next, with the Americana feel of ‘Joanie’ and then finally ‘Time to Go’ (“I hate to leave, but it’s time to go”) bringing this quite incredible, breathtakingly-simplistically raw album to a close. Featuring 10 original songs, two of which were co-written by the duo, The Everydays is an album for the new masses, that’s for sure.