The world is a better place because of people like Wynn Walent. Not because of his unmistakable songwriting talent, though that’s certainly a part of it, but because of how he has spent his time over the past few years. Walent currently lives in St. Damien’s Hospital in Haiti, where he works with the sick and impoverished on a daily basis. On a short break back in September Walent got together with his friend Jon Crawley and, in one night, recorded the six songs on his new Eating an Ocean EP into a single mic. Crawley added the other sounds you hear beyond Walent’s guitar and voice, save some mandolin and pedal steel from Kerry Hutcherson. These new tunes once again display the consistently understated beauty in Wynn’s singing and songwriting. This record follows Walents last proper release – 2007’s Upon Leaving EP.
Eating an Ocean is available as a free download via Wynn’s bandcamp page, but, as he says, if you find it worthy of pay, you can name your own price using the buy now link above. Any money provided will go directly into the hands of haitian people that I know well. Be it for food money, school fees, to buy some tin roofing, or to pay for a funeral. Basic things.
MP3 :: Eating an Ocean
(from Eating an Ocean. Buy here)
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