Carl Broemel (of My Morning Jacket) with Steelism LIVE @ Pisgah Brewing Co. 10-5-2018
Years before Carl Broemel joined My Morning Jacket — the Grammy-nominated, globe-trotting rock band featuring his guitar playing, saxophone solos, harmony singing, pedal steel riffs, and songwriting support —he wrote his very first songs in his Indiana bed-room. From the start, he was a multi-instrumentalist with a singer’s gift for melody. A sideman capable of handling a frontman’s job. As his guitar-playing career blossomed, Broemel continued writing songs of his own, carving out a personal, introspective sound that reached beyond My Morning Jacket’s sonic landscape. With his third solo album, Wished Out, he merges articulate, pensive songwriting — including ruminations about science, love, the passing of time, and the grind of the artistic struggle — with some of the most energetic, rock-inspired songs to date.