SUSTO - Homeboy Official Lyric Video

Take a bleeding heart, some passion, make the guitars rage, and you’ve got an entire package.

Susto

Ever Since I Lost My Mind

Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Susto has been called an alt-folk act. I’ll say this is a rock band, because what is alt-folk if not Americana? What is Americana if not alt-country? What is alt-country if not Southern rock?

Susto’s third album, Ever Since I Lost My Mind (produced by Nashvillian Ian Fitchuk, Grammy-nominated producer for Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour), is a showcase for frontman Justin Osborne’s masterful songwriting. It’s tasteful and subtle in the gentle parts, but there are major guitar moments and heavy tones, such on the first single “Homeboy,” which starts with chugging acoustics but then breaks into angsty electric wails at the chorus. These songs could stand strong stripped down to just an acoustic, or blaze on with full band. The narrative and melodies are that powerful. An album that tells a story… I miss this. What is rock ’n’ roll if not the soundtrack of our lives?

Must-hear tracks: “Weather Balloons,” “Off You”


There’s way more than blues-rock fodder buried in the crevices of the most overused scale in music.

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  • Explain how chords are generated from scales.
  • Create unusual harmonies, chord progressions, bass lines, and melodies using the blues scale.
  • Demonstrate how music theory and musical intuition can coalesce to create unique sounds from traditional materials.
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Last updated on May 21, 2022

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