Artist: Moon High Track: "Gathering Song" Listen

The homie Chris DeVille and I were just talking about how we needed some really out-there freak folk in Columbus and had put together very preliminary plans to start a local version of Brightblack Morning Light. (I could totally play bass on that stuff...) Anyhoo, the next night he saw Moon High, a stellar folk group that took the stage at SkyLab. As far as the many connected strains of freak folk, this sounds closest to Vetiver. It's a low-key mix of banjo, smooth vocals and brushed percussion. You'll be hearing more about these guys soon...

Moon High plays Cafe Bourbon Street on May 10 with Church of the Red Museum and The Matt Truman Ego Trip. The above photo was taken by Cassie.