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King Dude (USA)

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(last.fm) As a side project of Teen Cthulhu and Book of Black Earth mainstay TJ Cowgill, King Dude explores a more darkly spiritual acoustic-folk side. Reigning from Seattle, WA.
Reverent as it is prophetic and stark, King Dude has previously shared his spiritual visions with releases on Dais, Avant!, Bathetic, Clan Destine, and Ván records. Pulling together the biblical sound and isolation of the bygone days of revelation with an atmosphere filled with hope and salvation, King Dude has woven his own brand of American music.

He brandishes many varied influences in his songwriting. Everything from British Folk, Americana, Country and Blues can be heard in his songs. Even the heavier sounds of Heavy Metal tend to sneak and slither it’s way into the King Dude canon. The resulting songs are much more of a modern day hymn then your average pop song.
King Dude’s music beg’s the soul to lift itself up from the darkness of ignorance, towards the ever shining glorious “Light” that exists outside of all of us yet that which we are eternally connected to and at once connects everyone on Earth.

(de.wikipedia.org) King Dude (echter Name Thomas Jefferson Cowgill, kurz TJ Cowgill) ist ein US-amerikanischer Musiker, dessen Musik dem Dark-Folk, dem Neo-Folk oder dem American Folk zugeschrieben wird. Der allgemein düstere Klang wird zusätzlich von der tiefen Stimme des Sängers abgerundet. Die Texte handeln häufig von Tod sowie Schmerz. Aber auch Liebe, Sonnenschein und Erlösung finden Platz in den Liedtexten. Teilweise entstehen kleine Parallelen zu Johnny Cashs Musik.