Photo: Katherine Sevin Sheehan
Oakland’s Andrew Simmons, aka Tabernacle, recently compiled several loose singles he’s been sitting on into a cohesive album he’s calling Selections. Simmons is at his best when his shimmery, space-y arrangements let his strong, somewhat unique voice shine through. It isn’t quite, country, folk, rock, or smooth jazz, but you’ll feel elements of it all across the eight tracks of Selections:
Tabernacle will perform with three guitars (and no bass, synth, sax, or drums) tomorrow night at Bottom of the Hill, opening for Flock of Dimes, the solo project of Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner. Simmons excels at bare bones arrangements, as evidenced by this video of him covering the Rolling Stones at a high school talent show of all places. (He actually taught at the school). Anyway, enjoy:
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