For Fans of The Grateful Dead. - Burning Pictures: Seaglass
posted 08 Jul 2019 by Krister Axel
Reminds us to keep watch for the little moments that make up a life well-lived.

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These 4 singer-songwriters from Santa Cruz are extending the legacy of the Grateful Dead, with quirky lyrics plucked from the absurdity of daily life served over a double-lead guitar with mid-tempo groove that would make Bob and Jerry proud. The roots flavor is all there: the Wurlitzer, the B3, and the band synergy from the call-and-response guitar figures.

With a powerful four-part harmony, Burning Pictures gives us a groovy minute to look back at life, and appreciate the moments spent with the people we care about. Seaglass, the latest from Burning Pictures, is a mellow song that reminisces on memories with a lost love, and finds a purity of expression that is hidden in the unearthed details of a romantic past. This nostalgic bit of hindsight feels genuine, and reminds us to keep watch for the little moments that make up a life well-lived.

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Burning Pictures is a roots rock band from Santa Cruz. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist