Christopher Paul Stelling is a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York.
He writes mostly upbeat, mostly acoustic, entirely thoughtful folk songs. There’s plenty of finger-picked guitar and some claw hammer banjo. He’s got a rusty timbre in his voice that’s similar to Ben Howard or Langhorne Slim, and the fast-paced finger-picking might remind folks of John Butler. (Not a bad three artists to be associated with.)
Mr. Stelling’s latest album, Labor Against Waste, was just released a couple weeks ago.
You can listen to the whole album below, then buy it directly from the artist for $7 (or more if you’re feeling generous). The whole thing is worth listening to and buying, but be sure to at least check out songs 1, 2, and 9 — they’re real good stuff.
RIYL: Ben Howard, Langhorne Slim, good music, black-haired flamenco dancers