Micah P. Hinson
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Micah P. Hinson was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, into a Christian household. He began to experiment with music, living in Abilene, Texas in his early teens. In the relative isolation of this town, he became immersed in the local music scene. In 2003, Hinson teamed up with Texas collective, The Earlies, who provided a lush backdrop for his winsome tales of love, loss and regret.


‘Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress’, his debut full-length, was released on Sketchbook Records, UK, late 2004. The album received excellent reviews from a number of critics, captivated by Hinson’s stark exploration of the emotional fall-out from a failed relationship. The following year his early recordings were given a proper release on Sketchbook Records, UK, and Jade Tree, US, under the title ‘The Baby and the Satellite’. Tours followed, with the young artist opening for acts such as Will Oldham, Calexico and Iron & Wine.

 

2008 saw the release of ‘Micah P. Hinson And the Red Empire Orchestra’ – his first album for the UK label Full Time Hobby – followed by the covers album ‘All Dressed Up and Smelling Of Strangers’ – a collection of songs with obvious personal resonance – and in 2010, his most recent, the stunning, ‘Micah P. Hinson and the Pioneer Saboteurs’.

 

‘Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing’, his first release on French label Talitres, comprises a collection of songs written before a bad car accident, whilst touring Spain during the summer of 2011. Flown back to Texas, doctors were consulted and the future use of Micah’s arms hung in the balance. With this in mind, he began listening to demos he’d made before the Spanish trip. The songs took on a new light and he began sending them off to people around the world including The Twilight Sad and his Texan side-kick, T. Nichols Phelps. With their help Micah began to create a record without the use of his arms.

Micah P. Hinson's new album "Presents The Holy Strangers" is described by the artist as being a "modern folk opera." Telling the story of a war time family, going from birth to love, to marriage and children, to war and betrayal, murder to suicide – spanning all of the strange and glorious places life can lead. We follow their story, we see their decisions, we see their faults and their beauty. We live with them, we die with them.

 

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Selected Discography

Micah P. Hinson and The Nothing
Talitres (2014)
Micah P. Hinson and the Pioneer Saboteurs
Full Time Hobby (2010)
All Dressed Up and Smelling of Strangers
Full Time Hobby (2009)
Micah P. Hinson and the Red Empire Orchestra
Full Time Hobby (2008)