Leading up to the release of his solo album All Birds Say, which is out next week on August 31st (ATO Records), My Morning Jacket guitarist Carl Broemel has been steadily revealing performances of some of the tracks off the record. You may have seen Broemel do a rendition of “Questions” over at MOG, creating an epic solo version of the track that builds to a thrillingly noisy climax. He also played the earnest and whimsical “Enough,” which recently debuted at My Old Kentucky Blog. Lastly, his version of “Carried Away,” a contemplative and heartfelt ballad that My Morning Jacket recently performed, premiered at JamBase. Please feel free to post and share all three videos!
As evident by these three clips, Broemel is a sophisticated songwriter and an elegantly effortless performer. He has the lyrical perspective of an individual who truly reflects and learns from his life’s experiences. However, Broemel favors a Zen-like approach, keeping his philosophical musings from getting anywhere near being preachy. Needless to say, MMJ fans who know him solely from the fiery riffs and guitar solos he performs with the band are going to see a whole other side of him.
Click HERE for photos of Carl, an mp3 off the album (which you are also welcome to post/share), and more info on him.
Click HERE to Watch Carl Perform “Questions”
Click HERE to Watch Carl Perform “Enough”
Click HERE to Watch Carl Perform “Carried Away”