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"wry, yet heartfelt and admirably understated country-folk songs".
Quarantined in the sleepy San Pedro neighborhood of Vinegar Hill, on the same harbor-adjacent street where Charles Bukowski, antifolk stalwarts Herman Dune, turned those Covid-induced anxieties inward and emerged from with the new full-length LP Notes From Vinegar Hill. There’s something for everyone on this record - folksy rockers, Bakersfield twang, Big Pink-style Americana, 70s AM Gold, and rough-hewn Cold Turkey guitar stomps. The songs speak of the suffocating claustrophobia of isolation and fear, the anguish of being an immigrant in a country where policies harden by the moment, but also of the beauty of California, the ocean, and a quiet life with three black cats that turned the heart of a Scorpio toward felines
Barry says: Herman Dune perfectly toes the line between gritty folk ballads and full Americana, injecting a wry wittiness and crust groove to the perfectly played anthemic southern rock. A superb melting pot of American influence, and a great listen.