shamar harriott is a singer/songwriter from ft. lauderdale, florida. minutes into the first track on his homemade debut 'samsara blues', i was pretty stunned. the recording is sparse, just voice and acoustic guitar, with a few overdubs of the same, for leads and harmonies.
the melodies are left field, the vibes are dark, and the lyrics range from artfully angry to nonchalantly strange...i am unavoidably reminded of some of the political psych-folk diatribes of recently unearthed 60's outsider rodriguez. there is truth to be found in the shadowed twists and turns of this mysterious debut. highly recommended.
name your price for it here. if you like dark outsider folk you have no excuse not to get this one!