On November 7th, Atlanta prog rockers Great Wide Nothing took the stage at Vega Studio for an epic album release livestream show with an intimate, strictly limited, masked and distanced in-studio audience. Though the original broadcast was plagued by crippling technical difficulties, thanks to the hard work of Vega’s own Cody Stalvey, the majority of the show’s audio and footage was salvaged and assembled into this video that captures the band barreling through the entirety of their new album Hymns For Hungry Spirits, Vol. I.
Greta Wide Nothing is obvious an ambitious band and their new Hymns For Hungry Spirits, Vol. I. is eclectic and adventures. The record explores exciting new sonic territory for Great Wide – from guitar-driven alt-rock to dazzling jazz fusion to Beatles-esque balladry and much, much more, Hymns For Hungry Spirits, Vol. I really does offer something for every kind of listener.
1. To Find The Light, Part One (6:05)
2. Superhero (5:21)
3. Promised Land (4:35)
4. Hymn For A Hungry Spirit (4:31)
5. Stars Apart (8:58)
6. Vigil (3:30)
7. The Best We Can Do Is Laugh (8:32)
Total Time 41:32
Daniel Graham – Bass, Guitars, Vocals
Dylan Porper – Keyboards
Jeff Matthews – Drums
With guest musicians:
Terrell McGowen – Trumpet
Noah Sills – Saxophone
Sarah Rose & Susy I. Reyes (4)
Hartsfield-Jackson, Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest. The city’s music pride Great Wide Nothing are also busy and released a self-titled album last year. Now the band is a mentioned above back with a sophomore album Hymns For Hungry Spirits, Vol. I.
The band’s music is best described as an updated take on the prog rock of the 1970’s that emphasizes accessible melodies and contemplative lyrics. Great Wide Nothing was in the beginning a solo endeavor by bassist, front man, and principal songwriter/composer Daniel Graham, the project took on a life of its own with the addition of keyboard virtuoso Dylan Porper and renowned percussionist Jeff Matthews (both graduates of the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media) in the Summer of 2017, as the group collectively rehearsed, arranged, and ultimately refined Graham’s original compositions.