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Bluesville At Horseshoe Tunica
March 28, 2014
Gavin DeGraw with Parachute
ABOUT Gavin DeGraw
Be sure to catch singer-songwriter Gavin Degraw at Horseshoe Tunica for a concert at Bluesville on March 28, 2014.
On the follow-up to 2011’s Sweeter, Gavin DeGraw has experienced a creative and commercial renaissance displaying even more focused vocal and artistic talent, assured energy, musically expanded palette, and sharp, detail-driven lyrics.
The songs on MAKE A MOVE brim with confidence. “Best I Ever Had,” the album’s first single, co-written with Boys Like Girls’ Martin Johnson, is part pointed social commentary on the information age (with references to a “night sky full of drones” and a “neighborhood of clones…staring at their phones” and part love song (“I’m trying not to get stuck in my head / But I passed a lonely sign on the Interstate / Saying ‘find someone before it gets too late’ / You’re the best I ever had”). Along similar lines is “Finest Hour,” which is critical of the diminishing safe space for people to cut loose in the era of social media. “I think society doesn’t allow us to just let go anymore,” DeGraw says. “Everyone’s taking pictures of everybody at all times and recording what they say, even when they’re just blathering on with buddies and having a great time. Then you walk into work the next day and everyone’s talking about it. I think the reason I write a lot about letting loose is because I’m seeing people more and more uptight about doing it.”
Those who saw DeGraw perform while on tours with Maroon 5, Train, and Colbie Caillat over the past two years have seen his growth and maturation as a performer occur before their eyes. “Making music is still what I’m most passionate about,” he says. “It’s the one thing I’ve always identified with. It’s what I did when I got sent to my room as a kid, and what I did on the way home from a ballgame. You can’t help it; it’s just your thing. So I was lucky enough to have something that pulled me in so aggressively. It’s either this or go to therapy,” he says with a laugh.