So It Was
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So It Was

Louisville, Kentucky, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2019 | INDIE | AFTRA

Louisville, Kentucky, United States | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2019
Solo Folk Indie



The best kept secret in music


""One Foot At Once..." Tiny Mix Tapes Premiere"

"Kentucky poetry deserves its own shelf. It is truly unique in its bric-a-brac twigs-and-tributaries romance and its seeds-and-soil hiccupy pondering. From Wendell Berry to Richard Taylor to Crystal Wilkinson, that river runs deep and it runs unique. The lyrical work of So It Was (Kentucky’s Daniel Lobb) paddles along this historic current in “One Foot At Once.” Not just lyrical in word, either—though definitely that too. (“It doesn’t mean nothing / It’s just something I’ve seen,” why, that could be the calling card of so many of our locally-sourced poetic wonders.) Lobb’s instrumental tenderness echoes the likes of an early Julie Byrne. “One Foot At Once” wallows in a meditation only alike to the feeling of a lonely walk on a warm day outside the city. Like the sound a junebug turning over in its sleep, the mic-caught finger pickings of guitar strings draw a beautiful and welcoming measure.

It’s likely that many of you have never walked along the Elkhorn on one of the last warm days of Fall. But, even if you haven’t, you can get transported there now—just for a moment, just long enough to feel the splash of that rock you’re skipping. Come on, let’s go take a walk." - Tiny Mix Tapes


So It Was (2019)



So It Was (2019), the self-titled debut from Louisville Kentucky’s So It Was is an album filled with rich (and
sometimes surprising) arrangements all centered around the intricate
guitar and engaging voice of songwriter Daniel Lobb. These 10 songs
(begun in the States and finished during a stint in France) are bound
together by a quiet intensity and their sheer loveliness. In the same
way that The Other Years, Joan Shelley, and Nathan Salsburg require the
listener to tune-in, this record asks for your time and attention. If
you want to really hear it, you’ll need to make space. It offers to you,
in return, a golden heart and moments of transcendent beauty.

Produced & Engineered by Daniel Martin Moore
Mastered by Mike Montgomery

Daniel Lobb – Guitar & Vocal
Alexis Marsh – Clarinet, Flute, Sax
Dan Dorff, Jr. – Piano
Scott Moore – Violin
Charlie Patton – Cello
DMM – Piano