The My Morning Jacket guitarist in an intimate setting
Carl Broemel has appeared on Rolling Stone's list of 20 New Guitar Gods, but that doesn't cover his divine presence. A linchpin of the phenomenally successful Louisville neo-psychedelic rock band My Morning Jacket, he has released three solo albums, including the new "Wished Out." Solo, he plays acoustic instruments and takes an introspective approach. "It takes a lot of time to know your mind," Carl says and that Zen-like statement informs his intimate musings on life, reflecting on things as they are and making no judgment on how they should be. The music of Carl Broemel gives pause for thought but stops well short of preaching. It inhabits little fractured moments that invite the listener into thoughtful contemplation that in turn gives rise to epiphanies on larger themes. Sometimes, Carl says, it’s the spaces in between, the subtleties and ambiguities that provide us with the most meaning. Opening is Nashville's Steelism, who boldly take the steel guitar into regions where it has never been before.