New solo music from Great Lakes Myth Society's frontman
Timothy Monger is best known for his work with Michigan folk- rock group Great Lakes Myth Society, which he co-founded with his brother James. But his solo career both predates and follows his time with that band. Just prior to forming GLMS, Tim released his debut solo album, "Summer Cherry Ghosts," in 2004. The lush baroque-pop song cycle earned favorable comparisons to Elliot Smith, Electric Light Orchestra and early Bee Gees and was released in Japan the following year. Says the All Music Guide's four-star review of Tim's album "New Britton Sound" (recorded in Britton, Michigan): "Monger finds something epic within his miniature tales of friends and foes, guitar cases, mining accidents, and happy drunks, layering in unexpected instrumentation, gently opening the songs up with sparkling guitars and keyboards, occasionally letting the tunes soar toward their conclusion on the wings of a trumpet." Tim comes to Ann Arbor with his brand new third album, "Amber Lantern."