Hayden – The Closer I Get
Another gem found in the 3 For $10 bin on my annual trip to Toronto with Mike.
I love this CD for just drifting off. Hayden, to me, has always had this sonorous quality that, when mixed with his great songwriting and lyrics, has an oddly calming effect on me. This may not have been his intention, but there it is.
These are solid, quirky, folk indie rock songs. no one else sounds like Hayden, to me, nor should they.
You may know, of all the songs here, one called The Hazards Of Sitting Under Palm Trees. But when you hear the record, you’ll feel like you’ve heard them all before, an old friend who’s welcome at your place any time.
Thinking back now, I think it was on tour for this record that we saw him in concert. We went to see Pearl Jam in Barrie in 1998, and Hayden was one of the second stage acts. He was great!