Bhi Bhiman: Rhythm & Reason

x2 Bhiman October_0108 2 croppedThe first time I heard folk-rock artist Bhi Bhiman, I was astounded by his vintage quality vocals, his witty lyrics, and I hadn’t even processed his guitar talent yet. What’s incredible is that while he’s had guitar training since a young child, he’s had little to no vocal training (except singing in the car, of course). I caught up with him in Washington DC, back in 2012 after the release of Bhiman, and  we featured him on APA Compass.

Rhythm_Reason_cover_border_400_400_s_c1Since then, he’s released his latest album, Rhythm & Reason and a clever music video – in the key of Whiplash – with Keegan-Michael Key. This latest album illustrates more of Bhi’s social politics, through his clever story-telling. But he’s not all politics, he also has some fun and goofy wordplay in songs such as “Bread and Butter” and “Waterboarded (for Love)”. While on tour, he stopped by KBOO to do a live in-studio interview with me for Stage & Studio. Not only did we have a great live interview (South Asian midwestern pride in the studio!), he gave us an acoustic mini-concert! This interview features “Moving to Brussels”, “Up in Arms” and “The Color Pink”.

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Air date: 5/19/2013