Loran Otzer is a talented though humble Italian sing-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist equally enamored of country, pop, folk, bluegrass and Celtic music. His quirky lo-fi productions frequently call all those to mind, but filtered through the immediacy of Gilberto Gil (whom Loran claims never to have heard) – just, well, Italian. One of his most accessible songs is a blast of sunshine folk-pop guaranteed to warm up your gray December days, beautifully sung (in English) by the English folk-pop duo of Kali Flynn and Katie Hall, aka Sprung!
Q & A
What is your goal in recording and sharing music?
Writing,playing and singing music is something I need to escape from loneliness..
Come up with a descriptive, original genre name for your music.
I think I am a country-folk composer.
Who do you view as a likely audience for your music?
Everyone is welcome.
If trapped on a desert island with only 3 songs, which would they be?
Is there an instrument you do not currently play that you’d like to learn?
I would like to play the pedal steel guitar.
Who is your musical hero(es), if any?
The Carter Family.
You can hear more from Loran Otzer on his Soundcloud website: Click Here