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Micah P. Hinson: Micah P. Hinson and the Opera CircuitMicah P. Hinson and the Opera Circuit (2006)
Jade Tree Records
Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Every musician has a story: DIY touring; self-produced CDs burned from a laptop; finally getting signed to a record label. Abilene, Texas's Micah P. Hinson's story contains elements of a musician on the verge, but with a few twists. Micah has fought a long battle with prescription drugs which in 200.
Every musician has a story: DIY touring; self-produced CDs burned from a laptop; finally getting signed to a record label. Abilene, Texas's Micah P. Hinson's story contains elements of a musician on the verge, but with a few twists. Micah has fought a long battle with prescription drugs which in 2000 caused him to be arrested for possession of illegal amounts of said drugs and forging prescriptions; this lead to the loss of all his possessions (home, car, instruments, recording equipment, clothing, etc.). Once out of jail Micah found himself homeless, sleeping on friends' floors and eventually living in a rundown motel working at a low paying telemarketing job. In his spare time he ended up writing over 30 songs that he would play around town. In 2003, collaborating with his friends in the band the Earlies, Micah recorded Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress, which was quickly picked up by Sketchbook Records. A British indie label, Sketchbook launched Micah's career as the hot new folk artist in Europe. Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress became an underground success in Europe and received reviews comparing Micah to Johnny Cash and lauding him as the next Bob Dylan. The album was released in the U.S. by Overcoat Records but didn't sell as well here despite touring with the Earlies and David Bazan (Pedro the Lion).
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