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The Gospel According to Blind Uncle Harry – Blind Uncle Harry  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It is often the case that you can listen to a release from a forthcoming album and that song acts as a sort of sonic roadmap, a stylistic signpost as to what the fully formed beast is going to be all about. What was great about Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven was that after experiencing its eclectic, energetic, euphoric, philosophical funning and punning you just thought, “well, god only knows what they will get up to next.” It made you, if anything,  less sure as to what to expect from them next yet more determined than ever to be there when it happened. 

The Gospel According to Blind Uncle Harry is a strange blend of blistering, bluegrass musicianship, hippy vibes, strange pseudo-intellectualism, summer of love sentiments and raggedy folk jams. And if all that sounds a bit of a mess then you need to loosen up a bit, you need to dump all of those over-produced pop records and silly TV talent show notions and remember that music is something that happens in the moment, a collision of ideas, the sound of the one part of the universe harmonising with itself, humanity howling at the moons. 

If I have learnt anything about the meaning of life, and I certainly haven’t, then I think that the point of us being here is so that we can unify all the broken and conflicting bits of the universe through song, to attract the opposites, to drum up the primal musical forces and make them dance together in one healing ritual. If this is the case, and again, it’s a very long shot, then The Gospel According to Blind Uncle Harry might just be a sort of cosmic hymn sheet. 

Or it might just be the strangest and most brilliant album to pass your way in a long time. Either is fine really.

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Theme Song For The Revolution: Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven 

"Hillbilly Hippie haiku Heaven is the ultimate affirmation of lgbtq identity and all things progressive... he's somehow expressed solidarity with every group maligned by mainstream conservatives while still being laugh out loud funny. If I could pick one track to be the theme song for the revolution, this is it." -Whittaker Evans" 

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More Music Blog Reviews for Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven!  

"Infectious" "thought-provoking and unapologetic”..."keeps you on the edge of your seat, making you think of what he might be saying next!" 
“Here’s a great example of what it means to make music without boundaries or barriers." -Bandcamp Diaries 

“hypnotic" "glorious fingerpicking guitar work.” ..."They simply burst forth with so much love that it becomes impossible to resist their charms."-Beach Sloth 

"classic country vibe"..."lends itself easily to repeat listens, each time gleaming something new from the lyrics." -Bandcamp Diaries 

“Every moment goes right for the heart of the moment as it soars up into the sky.” "Best of all though are those unfettered vocals that ring proud and true. Volume is a must for this is a piece that yearns to be felt.” -Beach Sloth 

"Fans of folk music should give this song a listen." Music Industry News Network

 

Blind Uncle Harry - Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven THE BANDCAMP DIARIES REVIEW 

April 2020 - Blind Uncle Harry came back on the scene with a new single titled “Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven.” The track has a diverse production, which sets the bar higher in terms of music production and aesthetics. The lyrics poke fun at various stereotypes, while the music has a classic country vibe, inspired by Americana, Folk, and other styles. There is a very ironic twist to this track, making the listening experience all the more fun and engaging. One of the best things about this track is that it always keeps you on the edge of your seat, making you think of what these people might be saying next! The song is thought-provoking and unapologetic, going for a direct vibe. Here’s a great example of what it means to make music without boundaries or barriers. 

Find out more about Blind Uncle Harry, and don’t miss out on “Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven,” a single that’s just as colorful and unique as its title implies. You will find the record on Bandcamp, as well as other music streaming platforms on the web.

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Blind Uncle Harry – Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven BEACH SLOTH BLOG REVIEW

April 10 - Rustic vibes run through Blind Uncle Harry’s joyous “Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven”. Going for something with true grit and soul, the way they let their energy pour out feels so satisfying. Everything about it recalls Henry Flynt’s incredible celebratory work. From the fiddles to their eager singing, there is a welcoming presence about the piece. They simply burst forth with so much love that it becomes impossible to resist their charms. Instrumentally vibrant they incorporate so much color into the mix. Best of all though are those unfettered vocals that ring proud and true. Volume is a must for this is a piece that yearns to be felt. 

After a short introduction, they establish the groove quite quickly. Pretty much they start things up with glorious fingerpicking guitar work. From there they let the rest of it rely upon the sheer playfulness of the lyrics. The mixture of storytelling and surrealism works wonder for the mix as they let things unfurl. By bringing together multiple vocalists they make sure to give it a living, breathing quality to it. Hypnotic with its mantra the way the song’s cyclical nature works in its favor feels life-affirming. Not a moment is wasted either as they take on a great deal of different sonic detours. Every moment goes right for the heart of the moment of things as it soars up into the sky.

Sung with honesty and integrity, Blind Uncle Harry creates a communal presence on the infectious “Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven”.

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Song Review: “Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven” By Blind Uncle Harry MUSIC INDUSTRY NEWS NETWORK

April 9 - Blind Uncle Harry has released the song “Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven”, which appears on their album, “The Gospel According to Blind Uncle Harry”. Fans of folk music should give this song a listen. 

Instead of launching right into the chorus, the song starts with the lead vocalist saying “The chorus goes like this.” Said chorus is a banjo-driven, lyric-heavy offering between himself and a female background harmony. The first verse starts off similarly, with the lead vocalist saying “Alrighty, rest of the song goes like this.” The general message of the song is to paint a picture of the place in which they grew up, which should give the listener a taste of their lifestyle. This is demonstrated best through lyrics such as “Here in Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven/Don’t you know that I fit in oh so well.” 

The video for “Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven” captures the mood of the song, in that it shows the band playing the song in different places where one would expect them to be based on the lyrics of the song. Between the song and the video, the listener/viewer should be able to understand who Blind Uncle Harry is and what their style of music is.

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MORE GREAT HILLBILLY HIPPIE HAIKU HEAVEN BLOG REVIEWS!!  

"Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven is a winner! ...the electrifying singer and songwriter Chris ‘Harry’ Doran aka Blind Uncle Harry has a new single titled Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven that will leave you in awe!"  -Warlock Asylum Blog

"fun, upbeat, and hilarious...  For anybody who is looking to forget their worries, I would suggest listening to Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven. I have no doubt that it will make your cares disappear."  -Skope Magazine 

"...just makes you want to sing along. It sounds like it would be incredibly fun in a live setting. Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven is gives off the vibe of pub song, perfect for drunken singalongs."  -Skope Magazine 

"Blind Uncle Harry unveils a crafty delight with Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven that will keep you on the edge of your seats. The song’s upbeat vibe, stirring live instrumentation, and real-to-life lyricism make for a fun and memorable experience."  -Warlock Asylum Blog                                                                                                                                              

"I don’t know if all of Blind Uncle Harry’s songs are this hilarious or blunt, but I really enjoyed this one. ...the song lends itself easily to repeat listens, each time gleaming something new from the lyrics.  -Skope Magazine 

 

Blind Uncle Harry New Single “Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven” by Skope Magazine • April 9, 2020 

I jumped into Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven completely unaware of what to expect. I’m glad I was not taking a drink because I surely would have spit it out. I don’t know if all of Blind Uncle Harry’s songs are this hilarious or blunt, but I really enjoy this one. With a title like Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven I should have been able to guess that it was going to be something ridiculous, but I only woke up a little bit ago before starting this so my brain must not be at full capacity yet.

It’s a fairly straight-forward tack with the hyper-country sound to it. There’s a banjo being picked throughout, which oddly, I enjoy a great deal. Banjoes are very underrated instruments, in my opinion. That’s about it. There are really no other instruments used. I think this really adds an element of authenticity to the song. It may be a comedic track, but it’s one thing to just have silly lyrics, and another to dive headfirst into the atmosphere and really sell the goofiness of a song. 

Blind Uncle Harry’s voice is fairly unique, playing up the stereotypes of what we think hillbillies sound like. The speed of his delivery makes it difficult to grasp every word that he sings throughout the song. But this means the song lends itself easily to repeat listens, each time gleaming something new from the lyrics. The length of the track is surprising to me as it doesn’t feel like it is five minutes.

I liked the layering of vocals throughout the track as well. It gives it this messy, spontaneous aesthetic that just makes you want to sing along. It sounds like it would be incredibly fun in a live setting. Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven is gives off the vibe of pub song, perfect for drunken singalongs. I love a good Irish pub type of song and it’s nice to hear a song that is in that vein but from a more, well, hillbilly point of view. 

The song is fun, upbeat, and hilarious. It’s simple and easily accomplishes what it wants to say and do. Blind Uncle Harry, who for some reason I keep calling Henry, must have known he was on to something with this track. He comes off with the lyrics and tune in a way that it sounds like he is making up on the spot. The whole song is weird but enjoyable. For anybody who is looking to forget their worries, I would suggest listening to Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven. I have no doubt that it will make your cares disappear. Written by PhantomAngel

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Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven by Blind Uncle Harry BY WARLOCK ASYLUM ON APRIL 10, 2020

Based out of Bloomington, Indiana, the electrifying singer and songwriter Chris ‘Harry’ Doran aka Blind Uncle Harry has a new single titled “Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven” from the album The Gospel According to Blind Uncle Harry that will leave you in awe! Chris took the name Blind Uncle Harry from his actual great Uncle Harry, who was indeed blind. 

Blind Uncle Harry unveils a crafty delight with Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven that will keep you on the edge of your seats. The song’s upbeat vibe, stirring live instrumentation, and real-to-life lyricism make for a fun and memorable experience. Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven is a winner!

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Holy crap! Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven just got compared to Arlo Guthrie jamming with Flat and Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys! 

Holy crap! Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven just got compared to Arlo Guthrie jamming with Flat and Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys!

Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven –  Blind Uncle Harry (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The earth is flat, the super rich are dimension travelling lizards, the nazi’s have an underground base in Antartica..or is it on the moon, I can’t remember, and Arlo Guthrie once jammed with The Foggy Mountain Boys. Okay, there isn’t much evidence for the first three but Blind Uncle Harry is certainly proof of the latter proposition. The timing might not quite work and of course there is no documented evidence but just listen to Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven and tell me that it wasn’t inspired by just such a meeting of madness and music. It’s all obvious in this blend of hippie folk fun and bluegrass hoe-downing, sing along lyrics and groove along rhythms. 

Okay, its a theory I am happy to abandon, especially as Blind Uncle Harry is a well established artist with a penchant for songs which blend wit and wisdom, faith and frivolity, prose and…something else beginning with p. sorry, I’m not as good at this alliteration as I thought, and I would hate to suggest that he is anything other than wholly original. 

Hillbilly Hippie Haiku Heaven nods to Dylan, the spirit ofWoodstock –  the festival, Haight-Asbury, The Grand Ole Opry, non-conformity and non-stop partying, under the counter culture, the spirit of Woodstock –  the Peanuts character and dancing in the back of convertibles. What more could you possibly need?


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