Sounds Of O+ Festival 2013 #1: Common Prayer

Y'all know I love a festival. Being around well-curated music for days at a time is nigh on heavenly to me. But sometimes, festivals can go above and beyond even that personal experience and not only provide miles and miles of glorious music and art, but a worthwhile cause to boot. Witness the O+ Festival, held this coming weekend in scenic Kingston, NY (with Left Coast activities too). O+ not only brings together some seriously great bands but seeks to provide health services for musicians. It's a darned noble cause, worthy of much attention and heaps of praise. I'm highlighting a selection of bands on this year's O+ roster that definitely merit a closer look.

It feels all sorts of right and proper to begin discussing the O+ musicians with Common Prayer, seeing as I adore them so. The delightful Mr. Jason Russo, the main conspirator of Common Prayer, creates such beautiful music with his cohorts. It's quirkily bucolic in its way, their canon, rebellious in the loveliest way, and ultimately cause for celebration. If you've not yet become acquainted with Common Prayer, amend the errors of your ways post haste.


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