Bill MacKay "Esker (Drag City)"
It was quite an exciting day when Drag City announced the signing of legendary Chicago-based guitar experimenter Bill MacKay. It was an even more exciting day when we got to hear his first album for them, Esker. Full of the sweet, sweet sounds that Chicagoans had come to know and love intimately, his sound is simultaneously timeless and forward thinking (which is tough to do with predominantly just an acoustic guitar). Occasionally whimsical, at other times he is like combination of William Tyler and Brian Eno, as is evidenced by the first single from the album, “Aster.” Check it out!