Garrett Lamar Ivey - "January"
Garrett Ivey has really come into his own following his departure from The Porter Fox. He now writes and performs as a solo act, and has come up with a delightful collection of folk-rock tunes. Wicked Woods delivers well structured songs that have a lot going on, especially for a folk EP. Layered vocals, some deep guitar tones, and banjo accompaniment are all present and add a certain depth to the record.
Ivey's warm, kind voice pairs well with the playful musical arrangements. The appalachian folk sounds driven buy guitar and banjo combined with a modern rock feel make an interesting mix that works.
If you want to hear the Wicked Woods EP in its entirety, you can find it on iTunes and Spotify. Also, if you want to keep up with Garrett, you can follow his facebook page.