Seth Sherman Plays Tonight at the Hole In the Wall
Next month marks a year since the release of Seth Sherman’s album, When the Moment Is True, and it still happens to be one of my favorites. Phenomenal. On it, he plays all the instruments and provides the vocals for each song. As impressive as that is, it shouldn’t be that surprising, coming from a musician as talented as he is. I’ve said before, such is the strategy of an incredibly skilled and knowledgeable musical perfectionist who combs over every detail with great care. There’s a reason he sounds so great.
The album came together from solo tracks he’d written after playing with different bands in Austin and other cities, along with some deeply personal material he’d penned after dealing with depression. The result is a beautiful mix of pop, folk and rock influenced by ‘60s and ‘70s musical artists who, as Sherman has explained, were inspired by country blues.
As Sherman produced his solo work, he formed a band for live performances and collaborative songwriting projects, including songwriter, keyboardist and artist Dieter Ray Langendorf (Halaska), drummer Steve Anderson, bassist Drew Schlegel, guitarist Morris Ramos, and vocalist Devon McDermott.
Seeing Seth Sherman play live is always a treat. Don’t miss him tonight after midnight at the Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe. The line-up includes Portland-based indie trio Swansea, playing at 11 p.m. Get there earlier to catch soul-country-funk outfit The Jake Levinson Band, and songwriter Gary Nicholson, after 9 p.m.