New Music: Sam Billen - Places

I've tried in the past to cover more local music when I get the chance, but this album is one I'd highly recommend even if the artist wasn't from Lawrence.  Sam Billen has been a well known part of the Lawrence music scene for many years now as a solo artist and before that as a member of the fantastic group The Billions.

His first solo album in three years, Places, is another really strong collection of songs.  I'd really suggest heading over to his Bandcamp page where you can stream the album in full.  If you like it (and you will), definitely get a physical or digital copy of it.  If you are a fan of Brian Wilson or Justin Vernon you'll most likely find a lot to like on this album.

Sam will also be throwing an album release party this Friday at 1819 Central Gallery in the Crossroads art district of KC.  You can RSVP here.