Sleepwalker put out one album, The Man in the Moon, in 1998 on the Tempe-based Hayden’s Ferry label, which specializes mostly in Americana-type artists.
Each of the members is working on other projects (click their names), but Sleepwalker is coming together tonight at Modified in Phoenix to open for Freakwater, so this is the perfect time to feature some of the music.
It’s a minimal combination of steady rhythms and striking vocals, colored by one of my favorite instruments in the pedal steel, which gives the whole thing a mood and downcast temperament. (Quick FYI: Jon Rauhouse is a touring member of Neko Case’s band.) Really, the name is an excellent description of the music’s subtle style.
Sleepwalker | Out of Here
Sleepwalker | Dandelion
Sleepwalker | Shenandoah (traditional cover, see more info here)
Sleepwalker | Pony Bones