The Lagniappe Sessions :: Graves

Earlier this year, Graves (moniker of veteran singer-songwriter Greg Olin) released his best record yet in Gary Owens: I Have Some Thoughts, a country gem influenced by “a lineage of West Coast dreamers, surfers and skaters”. The California-based musician treats his inaugural Lagniappe Session with a similar country touch, the five eclectic tracks accompanied accompanied by pedal steel guitar, Wurlitzer piano and more.

Graves :: Gary Owens: I Have Some Thoughts

Now taking on the mysterious role of “Gary Owens” (the young lap steel guitar player on the LP cover), Graves is the moniker of veteran indie singer-songwriter Greg Olin. While spending many years collaborating with fellow Northern California outsider musicians like Lee Baggett and Little Wings, Graves has very quietly released a steady stream of solo material dating back to the early aughts; the music’s subdued folk touch accurately described as “a calmness that can’t be faked” the last cycle around.