Ballad Of Billy Saigon
A quote from Academy Award winning songwriter Paul Williams about the music:
“Powerful stuff ... haunting, tortured, unique ... uplifting in a 'friend pulling you up and over a concrete wall' kind of way .. (not sure that came out right .. but it's about the masculinity, that frames the feminine e of your performance) .. Reunion is I think the best song ... the best performance .. It's like a birthing and a struggle to be born .. both at the same time. Vic's harmonica and harmonies are portraits .. movies .... Somebody's gonna grab 'Billy' or one of the other songs or maybe the whole album and put it on the big screen. It deserves a long life.
White Man - Red Road
MAXIMUM INK writes about White Man Red Road:
White Man Red Road
by Andrew Frey
Envisioned as a soundtrack for a book with the same title, Hamil musically introduces us to the award winning culminations of his spirit quests and journeys through Native American ceremonies which ultimately afforded him the opportunity to being a sun dancer. Tribal chants are woven into the guitar driven songs producing a delectably catchy, memorable and enlightening experience. A Colorado Wave Album of the Year!!!
Online comments- Beautiful, soulful acoustic storytelling, nothing in the way of the message..the title track was featured in the Sony Picture's release 'Abel's Field'.
Just a quiet gift....
Photo by Courtney Scout