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Dream River, Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan

September 19th, 2013

Born:
Bill Callahan

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Bill Callahan

Biography

After almost 20 years of using the alias Smog for his music, Bill Callahan switched to his given name for his releases after 2005's A River Ain't Too Much to Love. The 2007 EP Diamond Dancer and full-length Woke on a Whaleheart both mixed the intimate, reflective, largely acoustic sound of later Smog albums like Supper and A River with gospel, soul, and pop elements, and boasted arrangements by former Royal Trux mastermind Neil Hagerty. For 2009's Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle, Callahan returned to the more intimate acoustic-based sound of latter-era Smog albums, featuring string and brass arrangements by Brian Beattie. The live album Rough Travel for a Rare Thing arrived in March 2010, and in July Callahan issued his 79-page “epistolary novelette” Letters to Emma Bowlcut, comprised of 62 letters from a nameless protagonist to a woman he saw at a party. Callahan kicked off 2011 with Apocalypse, a more uptempo collection of seven country and blues-inspired rock tunes that recalled some of his edgier work with Smog.

Top Albums

Dream River, Bill Callahan
1. Dream River
Apocalypse, Bill Callahan
2. Apocalypse
Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle, Bill Callahan
3. Sometimes I ..
Woke On a Whaleheart, Bill Callahan
4. Woke On a Wh..
Rough Travel for a Rare Thing (Live), Bill Callahan
5. Rough Travel..
Top Banana (Original Broadway Cast), Bill Callahan
6. Top Banana (..
Expanding Dub / Highs in the Mid-40's Dub - Single, Bill Callahan
7. Expanding Du..
Expanding Dub - Single, Bill Callahan
8. Expanding Du..
Diamond Dancer - EP, Bill Callahan
9. Diamond Danc..
Heaven Help the Child - Single, Mickey Newbury
10. Heaven Help ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Winter Road Dream River 5:29 $0.99
2.

Sing Dream River 4:31 $0.99
3.

Javelin Unlanding Dream River 3:48 $0.99
4.

Small Plane Dream River 3:56 $0.99
5.

Ride My Arrow Dream River 5:03 $0.99
6.

Seagull Dream River 5:39 $0.99
7.

Summer Painter Dream River 6:30 $0.99
8.

Spring Dream River 5:10 $0.99
9.

Expanding Dub Expanding Dub / Highs in th.. 3:37 $0.99
10.

Drover Apocalypse 5:24 $1.29
11.

Riding for the Feeling Apocalypse 6:05 $1.29
12.

Jim Cain Sometimes I Wish We Were an.. 4:39 $0.99
13.

Highs in the Mid-40's Dub Expanding Dub / Highs in th.. 5:37 $0.99
14.

Expanding Dub Expanding Dub – Single 3:38 $0.99
15.

Heaven Help the Child Heaven Help the Child – Sin.. 5:07 $0.99
16.

One Fine Morning Apocalypse 8:45 $1.29
17.

Free's Apocalypse 3:13 $1.29
18.

Universal Applicant Apocalypse 5:53 $1.29
19.

America! Apocalypse 5:33 $1.29
20.

Baby's Breath Apocalypse 5:30 $1.29
21.

Bathysphere (Live) Rough Travel for a Rare Thi.. 5:58 $0.99
22.

Well (Live) Rough Travel for a Rare Thi.. 9:04 $0.99
23.

Let Me See the Colts (Live) Rough Travel for a Rare Thi.. 6:53 $0.99
24.

Rock Bottom Riser (Live) Rough Travel for a Rare Thi.. 7:10 $0.99
25.

Cold-Blooded Old Times (Live) Rough Travel for a Rare Thi.. 5:37 $0.99

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