Manhattan, via Queens, guitarist Marc Kamhi has been at his craft from a very young age. His influences in music range from the classic rock to hair metal, and other singer-songwriters like James Taylor and Neil Young. His five song acoustic EP, Breakdown, is a prelude to a forthcoming full-length work.
As singer-songwriters go, they're not really my thing. I can dig a Neil Young, especially when playing his harder stuff, and with a full band. James Taylor, in any context, not so much. But I get him.
Kamhi in voice and guitar playing leans more to the rock side, rather than the mellow James Taylor side. His guitar playing has a rougher, sturdier feel; maybe 'ham-fisted' best describes his hold on the guitar. Call it 'manly' acoustic guitar rock. If he wanted, Kamhi could probably front a hard rocking band with equal aplomb.
His subject matter is typical singer/songwriter fare, Kamhi 'shares his emotional expression of life, loss, pain, rebirth, and redemption.' Dandy. Another reason S/S's don't push my buttons. Addendum: call this 'manly acoustic guitar rock from a dude in touch with his emotions.' Okay then. I wonder if he gets more chicks.
Nevertheless, with guitar firmly in hand and heart definitely on his sleeve, Marc Kamhi delivers some well-played acoustic tunes. Best picks: Just Think of Yourself and Stronger Than You Think. And you can't argue with his choice of American whiskey. Jack. Check him out.
With guitar firmly in hand and heart definitely on his sleeve, Marc Kamhi delivers some well-played acoustic tunes on his EP Breakdown. Check him out.
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