Look Homeward @The Sentient Bean

HAILING from North Carolina, Look Homeward are masters of layering, pulling in sweet-singing, textural strings at just the right moment or a thumping and grooving bass just in time for some quick-stepping merriment. Wistful banjo picking brings out the delicateness of the instrument, and gentle horns groan like cabin floorboards underfoot.

On their self-titled 2015 LP, the four-piece blends mountain music, jaunty indie-folk, and timeless pop (I mean, track three is straight-up called “Motown”) with a wink toward vaudeville fun. Lee Anderson’s warm and inviting vocals are reminiscent of folky brethren like Dawes and The Avett Brothers, and will make you wanna find a good rocking chair and run up to the North Georgia mountains for the weekend. With a name referencing fellow North Carolinian Thomas Wolfe’s first novel, Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life, Look Homeward certainly looks to the summits and meandering streams of their home turf to spin their take on Appalachian tradition.

About The Author

Anna Chandler

Connect Savannah Former Arts & Entertainment Editor Anna Chandler started writing about music after growing hoarse from talking about it nonstop. Born in Tennessee and raised in South Carolina, she has been a proud Savannahian for 8 years. She sings & plays guitar & accordion in COEDS and Lovely Locks.
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