Shep Gold's music is stark, honest, earnest. Any and all things acoustic are his jam be it flat picking, finger picking, unusual rhythmic strumming patterns,etc.. This was born out of necessity as to be able to practice 7 or 8 hours a day and not disturb roommates the acoustic path was ideal, then after time it became a preferred sound.
Nothing is guaranteed, nothing is promised. This world, when the moment comes and you can hear the question, asks how you want to experience your limited time. Well, for Shep, music seemed like the most sensible choice. If you are to be stuck with a craft and that craft is going to shape you and take you away and then back again all the while whittling away your notion of self, being, then it better be an intrinsic passion. Recently described as a hard working and dedicated musician he was quick to correct that " rather than hard work it's more like being completely invested in the craft of performing and creating. I don't even notice the work aspect anymore. I just know the more I play the closer I get to a profound beauty and understanding of this life." True to form years are marked by albums and months and days by songs.
There is no plan save for practice and play and write and repeat. A favorite Franz Kafka quote has aged well with our intrepid singer songwriter over the years : "You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." You don't have to go anywhere and life will open up like a venomous, achem, I mean beautiful flower, but you have to be open, or opened by some primal force perhaps, in this particular case music.
A new E.P is on the horizon entitled A RIVAL but is still in the mid formative stage.
Shep has his music available on BANDCAMP. By Clicking on the box below you will be transferred to all 3 current albums ( TRADITIONS, GRAVITY, FLOAT) for your perusal and/or purchase if you wish to do so.