Earthy and Wilco-esque, Roman Candle rocks poetically inspired, Southern-soaked Americana as a family affair.
Lead singer/guitar player, Skip Matheny and keys player, Timshel Matheny, are married (with 2 adorable boys). Skip and drummer, Logan Matheny, are brothers.
Discovering Roman Candle is like uncovering treasure while digging in the ground. Immediately pleasing and intriguing, their richness and meaning grows proportionally with more attention given.
Listen to the entire record, Oh Tall Tree In The Ear (5/12, Carnival Recording) at Roman Candle’s site, where there’s plenty to explore, including lyrics to all of the songs and a lovely Rilke sonnet in honor of Orpheus, the Greek ‘father of songs’.