Christian Beshore

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Christian Beshore is a genre-bending One-Man-Band. Though the music is stripped down, with simple instrumentation, many don’t believe all that sound is coming from one person, or that he has been at it for only about six months. You might call it Hound Dog Taylor meets Jack White. Or, Tom One Man Band Waits’ and P.J. Harvey’s love child. However you do look at it, Beshore rocks. With just his voice, a three string guitar, kick drum and hi-hat, his music stands firmly on its own.

Beshore, who is from Pennsylvania, has created some of the best blues sounds that I have heard in a while. The garage sound of Beshore’s blues has a twofold meaning. First, the instruments are created in his garage. The majority of his music is performed on three string cigar box guitars that look like they have been created from the scrap wood pile of a carpenters shop. The raw guitar riffs are backed by a kick drum and a hi-hat ‘with some junk bolted to it.’ The aesthetics of this project are a garage creation. Second, the recordings are done in the garage giving them that distorted rough sound that only a flat slab of concrete can generate. It definitely gives the blues a more bluesy, delta porch feel. It is lo-fi without trying to be.”



Christian Beshore


 
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