From the Field Guide:
For the past decade, Paul Connolly and company have been churning out amazing sounds with the three-guitar-plus-drums powerhouse that is Portrait of a Drowned Man. This is not to say audiences should expect a Molly Hatchet or Lynyrd Skynyrd triple-axe attack; the music is much more along the lines of Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive” or Frank Zappa’s “The Ocean is the Ultimate Solution.” Each of the three guitarists have a specific purpose. Jesse Hoheisel plays lead guitar, Paul Connolly is more or less rhythm, while Justin Kervina adds a touch of ambient droning and special effects. Ken Nyberg beats the drums to complete the suspension of the rules of time and space.
Tuesday, Sept. 10 we recorded a live set at The Underground here in Duluth, MN for the local PBS program The Playlist. The program’s host Karen Sunderman also interviewed Paul on the band and some of the projects we’re currently working on.
Interview with Paul Connolly:
All the Trees are Dead:
Bright Lights on Pale Faces:
Roving Packs of Vultures:
A short spot for our appearance on The Playlist coming up Thursday, Jan. 9 at 9pm on PBS North/WDSE-TV Duluth.