Seth Newton: a pleasure if there ever was one. Seth came to our attic by his acquaintance with Golden Spurs, who were here last time for a session. He is a musician living in Northampton, recording in Springfield, and performing all around. After years as a bassist and vocalist in the band Magna Mater, Seth is now embarking on a solo career, currently working on his first solo full-length. I was thrilled to meet with Seth, and we’re so happy to have connected with him. His songs are long, and I think they require your full attention to really grasp: they start off slow and quiet and before you know it explode like huge gusts of wind, and if you’re not watching, you’ll miss how they change. He’s the kind of guy who will show up to your party with two full boxes of pizza when everybody has forgotten to eat because they’ve been overcome with poker fever. These videos feature some of the most raw and intimate performances we’ve had yet in the attic, and I hope you all enjoy them as much as we have.
“Lilac Wine” (Nina Simone Cover)
“The Hangman’s Song”