The Lindbergh Baby
Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2008
By: Matthew Johnson
Review by: Matthew JohnsonBIOGRAPHYThe genesis of The Lindbergh Baby begins with guitarist and songwriter Scott Broderick and his unique view of American music and history, but the project really started to come together as a band when Broderick hooked up with cult apocalyptic folk act Blood Axis to play drums for their tour. Blood Axis’s Michael Moynihan and Annabel Lee, in return, joined Broderick on stage for one of his own shows, filling out his sound with accordeon and violin, respectively, and would go on to collaborate with him on the recording of his debut album, Hoodwinked. Completing the lineup are backing vocalist and percussionist Amber Rae and guitarist Herr Kammerer. Together, the five create a sound that’s equally inspired by neo-folk and psychedelic Americana, serving as a perfect background to Broderick’s occult musings on the dark side of the American experience. Broderick is currently at work on The Lindbergh Baby’s second album.INTERVIEW
What is the origin of The Lindbergh Baby? How did you first get into music, and how did you first end up getting your band together?Broderick: The Lindbergh Baby grew out of a long-time desire to express my ideas through the tried and true medium of rock ‘n roll. For a bunch of years in Burlington, I’d been working with an underground theater and puppetry troupe with a whole slew of Renaissance types driven by the will to create art for art’s sake. This collective eventually atomized, and The Lindbergh Baby was born. I’ve listened to all kinds of music since childhood, always wrote poetry, and began playing guitar in my late teens, so it’s been an organic if slow progression. The Lindbergh Baby has consistently been made up of myself and whomever else I can cajole into playing. I ask the most talented folks I know to lend a hand, and so far it’s been working out.