Sunday, May 5, 2019

May 5th, 2019 - A Drumroll For When The Darkness Come

Hello and happy Sunday!  Your pal, the Meista here today getting a little mellow and a little melancholy with a pairing of a Drumroll APA from Odell Brewing Company and "When The Darkness Come" by the amazing Michael Dean Damron!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Michael Dean Damron
  • Title: "When The Darkness Come"
  • Recorded: 2015 at 150 Watts
  • Release date: May 8th, 2015 (6th solo studio album by Michael Dean Damron)
  • Record company: Sad Crow Records
  • Production: Fernando Viciconte
  • Album cover art: Vanessa Jean Speckman
  • Personnel: Michael Dean Damron (guitar and lead vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Paul Brainard (baritone, trumpet, guitar, pedal steel), Dan Eccles (guitar), Allen Hunter (electric and upright bass), Ralph Huntley (piano), Michael Jodell-Brown (vocals), Scott McPherson (drums and percussion), and Fernando Viciconte (guitar and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Outlaw country, folk rock, Americana
  • Sound: Honest, raw, and haunting, the sound on "When The Darkness Come" is pure Damron and pure magic!  It is poetic, yet straightforward and accessible.  Viciconte's wonderful production only adds to the genius that is Michael Dean Damron!
  • Major themes: Life, agining, death, womanizing, alcoholism, love, illness, disability, rebellion, passion, relationships, beauty, honesty, etc. 
  • Tracks:   
  1. "The Butcher"
  2. "Diabetes Blues"
  3. "Monkey With A Brain"
  4. "Simmer In The Pot"
  5. "20,000 Miles"
  6. "We're Getting Closer To The Grave Each Day" (Hank Williams cover)
  7. "Little Red"
  8. "Now You're In The Mud"
  9. "Am I The Only One Drinking Tonight?" (Mishka Shubaly cover)
  10. "Row"
  11. "Let The Wretched Come Home"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Odell Brewing Company (Colorado)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Drumroll APA
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 5.3% 
  • IBUs: 42
  • Pour: The Drumroll APA pours a cloudy, golden-yellow with a frothy, 1+ finger, off-white head with good sustain and lots of intricate, sticky lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is juicy, citrusy, malty, and a little dank.  There are aromas of orange peel and juice, grapefruit rind, lemon zest, light pine, mango, pineapple, summer grass, and soft caramel/toffee.
  • Taste: The taste of the Drumroll APA is fruity, citrusy, malty, and slightly bitter.  There are notes of orange juice and pith, lemon, pink grapefruit juice, pineapple, mango, peach, light pine, light herbs, and soft caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium in body and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp and juicy with a  slightly bitter and dry finish. 

Overall pairing:  The crisp, juicy, and very refreshing character of the Drumroll APA from Odell is perfect for the honesty, soul, beauty, darkness, and depth that is Damron's "When The Darkness Come"!  'Nuff said!


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