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by Chris Baron

*Habits* pivots swaggering northwest songwriter Chris Baron from Rock & Roll to Popgrass...self-produced and chock-full of integrity.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Anonymous #4
2:23 $0.99
2. Sing to the Roses
3:35 $0.99
3. Habits
1:46 $0.99
4. Dreams Are Dreams and Other Things Seem to Matter Much Less to Me
3:18 $0.99
5. The Leveler
2:36 $0.99
6. Cabin in the Woods
5:26 $0.99
7. Brave Oregon
3:48 $0.99
8. Turtle Patrol
3:18 $0.99
9. Give
4:41 $0.99
10. The Sacramento Song
3:46 $0.99
11. Genuine
3:57 $0.99
12. Let Me Find Pieces
3:48 $0.99
13. Hello 2019
3:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
My 2019 album Habits was born of a pivot away from Rock and Roll and all its complications involving gear, bandmates, and out-of-date sentiments. A favorite songwriter of mine mentioned: "power does not come from volume, it comes from character" (Seth Avett, May It Last, 2017). The ability to perform a piece acoustically, without gear or fx or external dependencies, regardless of genre, and invoke a realistically impassioned response, is the purest test of an original composition. The singer-songwriter is the most vulnerable to cliche or stark boringness, with nothing and nobody to hide behind or rely on or blame or credit for success. You are lonely, but you are True.

For some reason, tunes and arrangements come to me, and because I let them, they come to be. This, my fourth solo album since 2008's 'Searchlights In Mexico', is a continuation of my acceptance of the Muse, and my troubadistic reflection of her varied and chaotic whispers.

All that to say: These are a bunch of songs you’ve never heard before, written by someone you’ve never heard of. Thank you for taking a moment.

On Habits:
My timeline is a river, pushing exhaustively towards an unknown end, propelled by its very nature, mine, and its. My part of the river is clear to observers, but to me, swept up in the current, there is only forward motion, and the individual pieces.
My habits join me to the current and navigate my collected pieces through Life. Let me buy pieces, let me find pieces, let me come home. When I can’t take it with me, I give it away. My river has an end, but its part of something bigger…and ultimately, the individual pieces matter none. Its popular to say you have no regrets, optimism will surely always be In. And why not? Rivers do not run in a loop!
My rituals and routines are homemade paddles; habits that keep my momentum going and my safety secure. They can be virtues or vices depending on the bend; mostly, they are innocuous, or useful. They navigate rocks and logs, or adjust in ferocity based on the weather.
Dreams are dreams, and our favorite habits push us closer to realizing pieces of them. Flooding or unexpected travel is the leveler, the top of all the teachers, and we take our habits with us when the expected banks are breached. Through the peripheral trees on the banks of the journey, we glimpse beautiful people singing to the roses. Soft temporal eddys are my cabin in the woods, my stillness. I want to take care of turtles. I want to bravely brave a frontier for future travelers, future floaters, future wet dreamers. I want to welcome you to The Show. #Hello2019



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