Today’s “Featured Artist and Song of the Day” showcases South Berwich, Maine’s own, Connor Garvey, with his song, “Western Wind,” off his album, Where Ocean Meets Land. This is Garvey’s fourth studio album, and was recorded with Pete Morse at Busted Barn Recording in Portland, Maine (Putnam Smith, Pete Kilpatrick). The album was mastered with Pete Morse and Lance Vardis at Red Vault Recording in Portland, Maine, and his album representation and distribution is by Mishara Music.
On a majority of the album Garvey is accompanied by the talented, Tom Murphy on mandolin, Jonathan Best (David Byrne) on piano, Colin Winsor on bass (Gypsy Tailwind), Dan Boyden on drums (Model Airplane, Christian Cuff), Pete Morse on electric guitar (Pete Kilpatrick Band), Sara Hallie Richardson on backing vocals, and Putnam Smith on backing vocals and banjo.
The troubadour took on music full-time in 2008 with a self-booked tour by train across the country, and now takes on the road in his station wagon, playing venues near and far, festivals, and house concerts. He currently has tour dates in Maine and New York, and is one to continue to follow as he strolls down the troubadour’s road.
These words begin the song, “Western Wind,”
“I am sleeping in my car on the side of the road
somewhere in Oregon wood
It’s as beautiful now as it is lonely
I’d take you here if I could
It’s a tight squeeze love for two,
but I’m willing to try
Because the summers been too long
I am turning this car around
Yea the summers been too long
Western wind help me cover the ground.
I’ll be home when the leaves turn
But I’m turning first, yea I’m turning first, I’m turning now…”