Johnny Bertram: 'At the Wake' Johnny Bertram's self-titled EP is a collection of warm, southern folk with vintage keys, smooth harmonies, and relaxed drum beats. Bertram's gentle vocals are reminiscent of Iron and Wine or Sufjan Stevens.

Johnny Bertram: 'At the Wake'

At the Wake

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Johnny Bertram's self-titled EP is a collection of warm, southern folk with vintage keys, smooth harmonies, and relaxed drum beats. Bertram's gentle vocals are reminiscent of Iron and Wine or Sufjan Stevens.

Bertram's song "At the Wake" features low, distorted keys and intimate lyrics on loss and death. On "The Plow", Bertram ends the CD with a gospel country feel singing, "like the night will turn to day / like the plow will clear the way / He'll wash your sins away".

While Bertram has lived and performed in Boise and Portland, he now resides and records at a home studio in Jackson, Miss. He also plays in the electronic pop rock band Synthar. The group's members are spread out over New York City, Seattle, and Shaoxing, China.