Bill MacKay – “When I Was Here”


Always a welcome name around these parts, it’s great to see Bill MacKay back today with news of a new album for Drag City. It’s been a few years since Bill’s been a solo slinger, having wafted through here alongside Cooper Crain in the mercurial BCMC, Nathan Bowles for a bluegrass ramble, and Charles Rumback and Douglas McCombs in Black Duck. He sets aside these tributaries for a taut tumble through folk with a slight blues burn working its way through the edges. “When I Was Here” slips through on a chugging rhythm, courtesy of Mikel Patrick Avery (Natural Information Society, Jeff Parker). The song opens into a gnarl of guitar that could only come from MacKay, a verdant volley into the ring that builds anticipation for the upcoming album, Locust Land. The album is out May 24th from Drag City.

Support the artist. Buy it HERE.

View Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll To Top