Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Ferraby Lionheart

Fans of Rufus Wainwright, Elliott Smith, and The Beatles will want to get involved with Ferraby, a piano-and-guitar folkie that comes to us from the hipster-haven of Silver Lake, CA (but truly calls Nashville “home”). There’s whimsy to his melodies and poignancy to his lyrics, but the timbre of his voice was the initial draw. A bit of a “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” feel to “The Fighter,” but that’s alright ’cause, at that point, Lionheart is just getting started. He’s studied the family tree well, double-tracking “Won’t Be Long”‘s vocals (a la Elliott) to earn that instant, endearing vulnerability. We think you’ll enjoy.

Ferraby Lionheart – “The Fighter” (MP3 link removed)
Ferraby Lionheart – “Won’t Be Long” (MP3 link removed)

New Yorkers, tonight is your lucky night! Catch Ferraby solo at his NYC debut at Pianos. So far, it’s just six songs on a self-titled EP, but we’re promised (and looking forward to) much more. Another download at MySpace. Buy him here.

UPDATE: Late notice, but Ferraby invites you to see him tonight! If you want to brave the rain and let off some steam from a disturbing day in NYC, post a comment and we’ll give a pair of tickets to two of ya.