Portland's Blind Pilot has seen a Boise stage several times recently. It's fortunate because the sextet, which includes founders Israel Nebeker and Ryan Dobrowski, are being tapped to play every festival and talk show from their rainy hometown to the equally rainy East Coast. And they still made time for a stop in Boise this week, thanks to Music From Stanley.
It was Blind Pilot's 2008 release, 3 Rounds And A Sound, that earned them a great deal of the chatter that has lead to many of their appearances--including a spot in the 2010 Austin City Limits Festival. Blind Pilot's sweet blend of indie-folk is a billowy platform on a sea of guitar, drums, upright bass, banjo, ukelele, dulcimer, trumpet, keyboard and vibraphone upon which Nebeker's vocals bob low and whispery and sway high and emotively with the quiet passion of an ebb tide.
Now everybody can stop asking, "When is Blind Pilot coming back to town?"