Adam Boehmer’s Tenderfoot is another new addition to the Ball of Wax camp, though I’m surprised it’s taken this long for him to cross my radar. I really enjoy his approach both to songwriting and production; “Do It My Love” is a sincere, moving, and even catchy song with roots in folk and soul, but it also just sounds interesting. There’s guitar, of course, and piano, but then there are other strange instruments and sounds that weave in and out throughout the piece, and this very satisfying, deeply thumping, minimalist percussion. And Adam sings over the whole thing, intently, intensely, and somewhat mysteriously (I’ve listened to this song at least a hundred times by now and I’m not sure what “it” is), but with utter conviction. I’m excited to see Tenderfoot play at our Volume 36 release show on June 7th, and to see where he takes his music in the months and years to come.
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