Hello My Fellow No Depressionistas,
I've been browsing this site for a long time & just finally got around to creating a profile. I'm a musician living in Brooklyn, writing in the Americana vein. I've opened for Eric Burdon, the Gourds, and I've toured the country via Amtrak and Greyhound.
My music is most often reviewed in terms that are both musical and literary, so if you're into guys like Dylan and Dostoevsky, Carl Sandburg, Mark Olson, Arthur Rimbaud, and Leonard Cohen, then you'll probably enjoy my songs and my lyrics.
To celebrate my official entry into the world of NoDepression.com, I want to let as many of you enjoy my music as possible, so I've reduced the prices of my albums to $2.99 for a limited time on my bandcamp site. You can also stream them and embed them for free.
Click HERE to go to the home page, or click on any of the album titles below to go directly to that album. Hope you enjoy, and hope you feel like spreading the word about me and my independently-produced labors of love.
Rev. John DeLore
"Ode to An American Urn" (2009) -- "A 13-song tapestry that alternates between blues rock, toe-tapping drive-time music, and lilting 3-part harmonies, all infused with a tremendous sense of lyrical imagery and storytelling"
"Little John the Conqueror" (2011) - "a sonic "On the Road," rich in romanticism and evocative lyricism. The Rev runs the listener through the gamut of emotions a modern day Ulysses encounters out in the great American expanse. The 11-part odyssey is a cohesive narrative thats grows, swells and booms, delivered with the ideal company of acoustic, electric and steel, steel, steel guitar."
"Songs From Church Avenue" (2011) - "The Reverend's most poetic output to date. Quieter and sung in a lower register than his first two albums, the arrangements and the lyrics alike use space as a weapon--the space in which great emotions arise. Repeat listens will reward."