Like so many of us, country-folk singer / songwriter Chris Acker also took many steps during the long period of isolation during COVID quarantine. “I started taking walks to neighborhoods that I’d never been to because there wasn’t much to do,” he says. “It felt like falling in love with New Orleans in its in solitude, just by wandering around and randomly meeting people.” He started spending the rest of the time with bandmate Nikolai Shveitser, drinking beer and making music together in a fury of creation that came without the pressure of having to perform outwardly to an audience. It led to third full-length release Odd, Ordinary & Otherwise. The 13 original songs, arranged and performed with the Growing Boys, are sensitive, personal, honest, and elegant. Beautiful stories, delivered professionally.
Odd, Ordinary & Otherwise is out now digitally, on cassette, CD and vinyl LP through Gar Hole Records.