Silver Jackson is one of the many aliases of Sitka, Alaska-born artist Nicholas Galanin: he also uses his Tlingit name Yéil Ya-Tseen, records under the name Indian Nick, runs the label HomeSkillet Records and manages its annual HomeSkillet festival, is a member of experimental electronic trio Indian Agent with Zach Wass and KEXP's own OC Notes, and produces contemporary visual artwork under his given name. "Having multiple creative outlets means that I am able to respond necessarily when inspiration hits — nothing forced, no writer's block or stress from a lull or quiet creative period," he told CBC News.
The Tlingit/Aleut multi-instrumentalist collaborated with a wealth of guest artists on his 2012 LP It's Glimmering Now, including OCNotes, Budo, P Smoov (Mad Rad/Fresh Espresso), Micah Middaugh, and Trevor Hobbs (Breathe Owl Breathe). On today's featured track, Nat Baldwin (of Dirty Projectors) and Little Wings bring a ghostly presence to the warm, folksy, campfire-ready acoustic song.
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is "Leisure Time" by Eyesore & The Jinx, a 2019 single on Eggy Records.
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is "Confessions" by Sudan Archives, from the 2019 album Athena on Ston...
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is "You shine on me (feat. Boys)" by HOLY, a 2019 single on PNKSLM.