As Sung by Al Scorch: Storytelling in Melodies

Chicago, Illinois

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Imparting diverse stories about everyday peculiarities, Al Scorch is one poignant storyteller. He delivers his tales in catchy melodies that must be heard live. His onstage performance when I saw him at the Lincoln Hall for a show with Marrow was remarkably engaging, as he pauses for narratives that he wants to emphasize, for you to take it in.

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From his reflective thoughts about his hometown Chicago, to dead dinosaurs, to a father’s funeral, to a certain Miss Rosie, Al Scorch’s stories are immortalized by genuine vocals and a splendid mix of instrumentals, including his trusty five-string banjo.

Here’s my favorite track; a narrative about the pain, troubles, and struggles of getting by solitude.

You may purchase his tracks via Amazon, and you can see a couple of other tunes that caught my attention at the end of this post.

Al Scorch and his music are not just about soul + country. It digs deeper and takes you to another dimension, which is the reality that we all sometimes fail to see.

Al Scorch-Tired Ghostly Town

Click album art or here to purchase Tired Ghostly Town.

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