"A well-crafted cross between The Beatles and Death Cab for Cutie." That's the intriguing description of Damon Mitchell's music recently given by a well-respected music industry photojournalist. And, after listening to this 22 year old's debut release, “Elise”, said synopsis makes perfect sense. Damon's hook-laden, musical-wares cleverly combines influences from the past and present in a unique concoction that will undoubtedly become his signature.
Mitchell's music is inspired by mid 60's Beatles mainly the writing of Paul McCartney with aspects of his music also reminiscent at times of late 70's classic rock radio giants in particular 'Comes a Time' era Neil Young and 'Aja' era Steely Dan.
Damon - a songwriting, singing, southpaw six-stringer - recently appeared on stage as a guest guitarist/vocalist with America on their timeless hit, "Horse With No Name." Furthermore renowned drummer, Tris Imboden (Chicago, CS&N), is one of many notable guest artists on Damon's EP - proving that this young artist's respect for his influencers is clearly reciprocated. "There's unity amongst players within multiple genres on this record," Damon understates!
"Music has power. It is an act of creation. It is a language. Music is a conduit to something bigger than ourselves; something far beyond us. It is a conduit, and yet is simply how we tell our stories."