The new album from Charlottesville’s own The Hill and Wood, When You Go, is the January 2017 Acoustic CD of the Month.
The music scene in Charlottesville has benefitted from the energy and care of Sam Bush. He came to Charlottesville as a UVA undergratuate majoring in English and Religious Studies. He graduated in 2009. Bush became active at Christ Episcopal Church as a student. After university, he joined the music ministry staff as well as curating The Garage, the church’s art space / music venue on 1st Street. This venue has given hundreds of artists the chance to play. As an example, The Garage gave the Lumineers their first chance to play in Charlottesville.
Outside of Christ Church, Bush has made his mark on the Charlottesville music scene as the frontman and songwriter for the local band, The Hill and Wood. This band’s sound easily fits with other “soft is the new loud” musicians such as Sufjan Stevens and Damien Rice. It has had several incarnations which can be a whole emsemble or be paired down to Bush by himself or just with Juliana Daughtery. This new album features long time collaborator, Daughtery, as well as other members on bass, drums, guitars, keyboards and pedal steel. The songs do integrate bible imagery including the catchy “Jericho”, but most are about life choices, and consequences.
WNRN presents The Hill and Wood CD release show for When You Go at the Southern Cafe and Music Hall on January 28th. Hope to see you there!