‘Featured Artist,’ Blind Pilot, ‘Half Moon’

December 8th, 2011  |  by Nels Thoreson   |  Published in Songs of the Day

Today’s “Featured Artist and Song of the Day” showcases Portland, Oregon’s own, Blind Pilot, with their song, “Half Moon,” off their album, We Are The Tide, through Expunge Records.  The album was released in September of this year and is one of the best of 2011.

The band began in 2007 when Israel Nebeker (vocals, guitar) and Ryan Dobrowski (drums) set off, on their bicycles, on a tour of the West Coast.  This was the beginning of their rise, and had to be an incredible adventure as they played small-town venues along the coast.  The audience, as well as the band, have now grown, with other members Luke Ydstie (upright bass, backing vocals), Kati Claborn (banjo, dulcimer, backing vocals), Ian Krist (vibraphones) and Dave Jorgensen (keyboards, trumpet).

Blind Pilot is set to play in Colorado, Monday, January 3oth, at the Boulder Theater, and will be a must-see show.

These words find their place in the song, “Half Moon,”

“It’s not hard to live like a ghost
I just haunt all that I’ve wanted
And leave what I don’t
I dreamt a trail up to the sky
And my brothers built propellers
Just to see how far they’d fly

So hold high have faith your reasons
(Or you’ll never get on)
Your flashing sparrows chasing with them
Don’t you forget you come from nothing
(Or you’ll never get on)
That wind is calling my name…”

For updates, tour dates, and other news click on their website, you can buy their music on iTunes, and can follow them on their Facebook Page.  Blind Pilot just finished up the last of their tour dates in 2011, but are set to head-out again in 2012.  Be sure to check our their tour schedule and catch a live-show.  Until then, or until the next time you’ll be able to listen to them, here is Blind Pilot, with their song, “Half Moon,” which they performed at Bonnaroo Music Festival, enjoy,

 

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