Hiss Golden Messenger ~ Blue Country Mystic
Hiss Golden Messenger is Durham, North Carolina-based songwriter M.C. Taylor, in partnership with multi-instrumentalist and recordist Scott Hirsch, who lives in Brooklyn. The pair have been playing music together for nearly two decades. Poor Moon is the fourth proper Hiss Golden Messenger release, and serves as the best summation thus far of Taylor’s lone journeys through the dark night of the soul. “God is good, and it’s understood,” he sings. “But he moves in mysterious ways.” Poor Moon is a singular vision, one that only two companions could have made after twenty years of music-making, revelry, and repent.
Featuring members of Black Twig Pickers, D. Charles Speer & the Helix, and Brightblack Morning Light.
Released by Tompkins Square.