Two people County Grind particularly likes: Evan Mui and Courtney Hambright. Both of their talents are on display in a new in-depth profile about Mui, a gifted local folk-rock singer, penned by Hambright, an exemplary local writer. Aside from the details about his many collaborations with area outfits the Dewars (now in the past), Guy Harvey, and Heavy Boots, the Sun-Sentinel/City Link article gets deep into the Lake Worth resident's process for a self-titled album due in June.
Regarding Mui's prior album, Hambright effectively conveys the tumultuous emotions never far away from his material:
Anything and Everything tracks the progression of a relationship from the first throes of love to the acceptance of its end with some pretty rocking but bitter moments in between. Mui says he wasn't satisfied with the relationship about which the album was written but wasn't able to find an easy way out. "In relationships, I'm not the person who can end it," he admits.
Perhaps not, but he can express the myriad feelings involved with one. The album's third song, "Plein Air," a tune as gentle as the sound that emanates from a child's music box, is somewhat depressing but speaks of profound intimacy with lines such as, "You're the only one/To tell me apart from the rest of the crowd."
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Now go read the whole rest of it over at Sun-Sentinel. This Friday, Mui performs with Guy Harvey at the Orange Door.
Guy Harvey. With Blank Dogs, Love Handles, Universal Expansion, and the Jameses. Friday, April 15, at the Orange Door, 798 Tenth St., Lake Park. Tickets cost $6. Click here.