The Terms
First Snow in Kenai
Hush Money
Cold Wind
Oh, To Be
Silly Rabbit

Blackfish 1: track 2

From Skriduklauster:
Fed Up


"If it’s true that you can judge the character of a man by the quality of the company he keeps then JG Everest is by all accounts a complete bad-ass. Active on the Twin Cities music scene for nearing two decades, he’s an accomplished guitarist who’s spent time working with a who’s who of nationally known TC artists from Slug to Dosh, and currently can be found showing off his impeccable ax-play with neo-folk traditionalists Roma di Luna and deep soul party poppers Vicious Vicious (how’s that for versatility?). He also hosts a sort of "Inside the Actors Studio" for Minnesota Musicians entitled "Making Music" where he's picked the brain of such notable figures as Andrew Bird and proven himself as adept in the role of indie-rock James Lipton as he is at rocking his six string...."(more)

LIVE REVIEW (excerpt) - JG EVEREST at 331 Club, Minneapolis.
"Everest started off the evening with an acoustic guitar strapped around his body, but so much more was in store than just the strum of those six strings. You see, his band was beneath his feet. His pedals looped the percussion of his hand against the strings, the gentle picking of a melody, a bow scraped across the strings and then the strumming of chords. How many different sounds can you get from one hollow-bodied instrument? Add to that maelstrom the sharp ring of the glockenspiel, a trumpet’s wail and the screams and faux beat-box looped from James’s mouth. Then came the gritty vocals winding their way through the sound. His sister Mary added some piano and there were two violinists seated in front of the stage. This was like the lo-fi bedroom experimentation of a musician with a new eight-track recorder—adding layer after layer to a simple song. As the song went along and loops were added and deleted, it became impossible to tell what sound was coming from where. Where are those timid squeals of feedback coming from? Is that a violin, a piano or an electronic oboe? Do I hear tap dancing? Is this really happening? The sound was looping, building and swelling to its climax, then suddenly, with a couple taps of his feet, JG Everest’s melodious cacophony came to a halt with barely an echo left hanging in the air..."
- HowWasTheShow.com -August 2007

"deeply felt...fodder for all of those saturday-evening-to-sunday-afternoons spent counting stars and connecting the dots between emotion and thought."
- City Pages

"a painstakingly lush collection of songs layered with guitar and keyboard loops, sweeping synth and effects-pedal washes, and pretty, breathy faux-naive vocals. "
- Chicago Reader

James Everest has been a seemingly omnipresent character on the Minneapolis music scene for nearly a decade, making his name with a wide variety of groups and recording projects (among them The Sensational Joint Chiefs and Lateduster) and playing a key role in organizing the wildly successful electronic music showcase “Cross Faded Thursdays” at the Dinkytowner.
- Pulse of the Twin Cities


"Hush Money is full of ambient, down-beat but often sweet guitar-pop à la Elliott Smith, with the arty sonic flourishes that Lateduster fans would expect"
- Minneapolis StarTribune

"On his solo effort, Everest explores loss, jealousy, and regret with a gentle thoughtfulness that shines through on his introspective songs. With background help from Martin Dosh (DOSH), Andrew Broder (FOG), Tim Glenn (NEOTROPIC, FOG) and Ryan Lovan (HALEY BONAR, ROMA DI LUNA), Everest proves he's not just a strong bandmate, but also a gifted singer/songwriter."
- St Paul Pioneer Press

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