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Getting literary with There Is No Sin

For those of you bemoaning the loss of the LP and its attendant album art, Troy Keiper feels your pain.
Rooms made of notes
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 21, 2011

Introducing ANNA

It would appear Gypsy Tailwind's tumultuous ride has lost its backing breeze.
Band Watch
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 30, 2011

Guster makes good, Billy Libby's new EP, and more

Take note that sometimes-Mainers GUSTER have a song prominently displayed in the hard-to-avoid Target holiday ad campaign. Good for them.

Decades and Days of the new

After the bombast of Grace , Gypsy Tailwind’s sophomore record, full of strings and horns and big arrangements worthy of a Nashville studio, the opening to their brand-new Decades and Days seems decidedly intentional.
Gypsy Tailwind’s with Gervasi, and don’t skip a beat
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 18, 2010

Home and away

For many songwriters, home is where the art is.
Zach Jones's diasporic Fading Flowers
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 19, 2010

Regardless of the cost

If you were concerned that the return of Rustic Overtones would mean the ends of their various side projects, it’s clear now that was a fruitless worry.
Tony McNaboe testifies on sophomore release
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 24, 2009

Music Seen: Gypsy Tailwind at Port City Music Hall

Sometimes "studio magic" doesn't translate well to the stage — especially when 15 musicians perform in a single song. But other times, you wish such large live performances were being recorded for the next album.
It's a kind of magic
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 26, 2009
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Finding even better days

Gypsy Tailwind have been a slow build. Though Halo Sessions was one of the best local albums of 2008, it seems no one really heard it until 2009, thanks largely to the radio success of "So Lonely," a single whose melancholy bounce was heartbreakingly
Gypsy Tailwind show power and Grace
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 19, 2009

Portland music news: April 17, 2009

Two big shows to watch coming up: That TOWER OF SONG we've been telling you about got approval from the City Council to put on a big festival May 23. So that's on.
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 17, 2009

A six-pack for the Fourth

There’s no better holiday for throwing back a few cold ones and listening to tunes on the dock, boat, front lawn, or backyard, and there are plenty of discs I’ve been meaning to make people aware of.
Looking for the right buzz for your Independence party?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 02, 2008

Two and one

There’s something thrilling about the right harmony of opposite-sex voices, the meaning and emotion they can convey, the balance of power and grace.
Gypsy Tailwind debut a tremendous vocal pairing
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 21, 2008

Portland scene report: April 25, 2008

The old Goud's Thumb boys seem to have come out of hibernation in earnest.
Sibilance starts now