Messes’ songs are probably what would happen if classical players and country players came together like the Mystics and the Skeksis in the Dark Crystal. His right hand guitar technique has been compared to that of folk guitar legends Bert Jansch, Richard Thompson, Nick Drake, and Mississippi John Hurt, and has drawn attention from bands and recording studios as far as England. As a songwriter he has been compared to several of his contemporaries including Iron and Wine, Elliott Smith, M. Ward, and Jose Gonzales.
Messes writes and records his music at his home in Echo Park (LA) where his back gate opens up to 587 acres of park and trees. He can only be heard live or on his self-released e.p. which is available for sale at Aquarius Records. For current information and tour dates see: Messes Myspace Messes has played shows sponsored by Arthur Magazine and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has toured with Marie Sioux, Joseph Childress, and Trapeze and Carrots; and shared the stage with many, many, great musicians including Neil Haggerty, Inara George, Six Organs of Admittance, Frausdots, Beachwood Sparks, Diane Cluck, Ariel Pink, Winter Flowers, Becky Stark and Lavender Diamond, and Diamond Caverns.
In the winter of 2004 Messes fulfilled a two month residency at Spaceland (LA) that he turned into a weekly folk festival and curated with help of friends in the Winter Flowers. Reviews: "...With finger picking that would make Sam Beam blush in awkwardness and a voice that scratches through the throat of David Bazan, Messes is a refreshing and familiar sound in a city that seems to be as alienating as it is intriguing." -RewriteableContent.Com (LA) "Looking for some pretty, hushed, gentle, folksy acoustic pop? Well, the debut cd-r ep by SF's Messes just might hit the spot. Their six songs are very intimate and sensitive singer/songwriterly along the lines of Elliott Smith. The 19-minute cd-r is lovingly packaged in a sewn paper sleeve festooned with bird imagery." -Aquarius Records (SF) Messes (KY) is a screamo band from Somerset, Kentucky.
Messes has released three EPs and their full-length, "Don't Be A Let Down" came out in April, 2015 through Paperweight Records and Table Three Media. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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