“The Humble Beginnings of a Roving Soul” is the debut album of 6’10, the acoustic side project of Tobin Bawinkel. The album is released in the U.S. on Dec. 9 and will be distributed by Burnside Distribution in Europe next month, Jan. 9.
6’10 is the folk/bluegrass incarnation of Tobin Bawinkel, frontman for Celtic punk stalwarts Flatfoot 56. In comparison to the hectic sounds of his other outfit, this is a more subtle approach through heartfelt and emotional journeys against the backdrop acoustic instrumentation. Bawinkel is joined by bandmates Josh Robieson (Mandolin, Ukulele) Mike Pettus (Ukulele Bass), and Keith Perez.
“When I was growing up, I remember playing folk and bluegrass music with my family in our living room. I always loved the story telling aspect of this style and the joy of playing with close friends and family. I loved it when songs would have a quirky and playful tone and theme. All of the pretentious elements that can sometimes find their way into music, were absent during these sessions with my family and friends. You would find seasoned players, playing right next to children who were just learning. This culture is what I wanted again. The idea was to return to a simpler and more earthy feel.” Continue reading »