Back in the Spring of 2017, I was mowing the yard and listening to Pandora when I caught a song called “Hello, Milwaukee” by Joseph Huber. I liked it–vocally, lyrically, poetically, musically. It was both thoughtful and catchy.
At this point, I would generally spend a late evening falling down that glorious YouTube rabbit hole, discovering song after song, finding a new go-to artist.
And that’s what I did…but not in the way I may have led you to believe….
About that same time–the same day–Pandora also produced another then-unknown-to-me artist when “Follow You to Virgie” played a few songs later. Down the rabbit hole I dove, chasing Childers. And man, did I find plenty.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still chasing any Childers I can find. And, for what it’s worth, I’ve visited “Hello, Milwaukee” and its fiddles from time to time as the months and years have headed West. But getting to know the catalog of Joseph Huber got put on the back burner. And it’s a shame.
Not sure what made me decide to listen to an album a couple of weeks ago. Maybe it was the contemplative serenity of sitting by the firepit watching rain move in. Maybe it was the greyness of the late evening. Maybe it was just the feel of a Sunday. Whatever the reason, I’m glad I took the time.
This isn’t a record review, nor is it an artist review, per say. This is just an offer by me, to you, to listen to some Joseph Huber if you are so inclined to enjoy good, cerebral music that still retains its musicality and listenability. I think you’ll be glad you did.
And don’t get distracted like I did. I wasted too much time finding a second and third and thirtieth Huber cut. Find yours today, instead. Hello, Milwaukee…Hello, Joseph Huber.