I love the music scene in Connecticut. It's an extremely diverse and talented pool of musicians creating some really eclectic music. One of those artists is Lys Guillorn.
Wayward Children is one of three releases by Lys Guillorn to date and is subtitled "One-offs, comp tracks, and other frighteningly loose teeth" and is explained further as "Songs written while making demos for the next record, covers for comps, and just goofing around". The album consists of everything advertised. Covers include two exceptional renditions of Skip Spence tunes from his 1969 masterpiece, Oar, as well as a truly exceptional cover of "You Don't Miss Your Water". How exceptional? This particular song has been covered by Otis Redding, The Byrds (my favorite version from their Sweetheart Of The Rodeo album), Taj Mahal and Peter Tosh amongst others and I'm being completely honest when I tell you that I'd put Lys Guillorn's version up against any of them.
The rest of the album includes various originals that date between 2005-2007. One of the best songs (and one of the best songs I've ever heard from a CT artist) being "Hard Corners". Lys Guillorn's sound fluctuates mostly between indie folk and alt-country but with some interesting forays into pure indie rock and American roots music along the way. Needless to say that if this is how awesome she is when she's just "goofing around" then she certainly has the talent to be thoroughly impressive when she's being "serious".