New Music : Dan Petrich

Despite what big and little media might have you believe, not all current musicians are skinny-jean wearing 22 years-olds writing about trying to make time with foxy girls and/or boys. There’s plenty of great music being churned out by fellas like Pittsburgh’s Dan Petrich, a married father of three whose straight job is teaching high school English. His 2009 record, Sycamore Tales is a sparse and powerful record about real people dealing with real problems. Petrich doles out his narratives with the eye of a documentary filmmaker, plainly recounting the struggles of his characters, and finding power and meaning in the seemingly mundane details of the passing hours.

Sycamore Tales is available via iTunes, and Petrich is currently working on songs for his sophomore release, tentatively called The Silent Moon Sings, but since there’s a pretty good chance you missed his debut, I figured I should share My Darkest Old Friend, a great Saturday morning song in the style of Matt Bauer or Richard Buckner.

MP3 : Dan Petrich – My Darkest Old Friend

  • Ben

    March 6, 2011 [ 7:35 pm ]

    Dan’s music is really something special – a sweet combination of natural warmth and resilience under what seems like the constant threat of isolation and mortality. You definately will not regret any time spent listening to Dan Petrich.
    “My Darkest Old Friend” and “Life’s a Casting Off” are definately my favorites, though there is not a single bad song on the album. I look forward to Dan’s new release!

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