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Spencer Day: Vagabond

There’ve been some changes made. Five years ago, when the lanky Idahoan made his recording debut with Introducing Spencer Day, his not-quite-jelled sound suggested peripatetic trips along the folk-rock matrix extending from Livingston Taylor to Boz Scaggs. A year later, the still-angelic-sounding Day eased into a cooler California vibe on his Movie of Your Life EP, delivering better-defined life studies like “Ernie’s Hollywood Party” and the title track. Now, just four years on, the young baritone’s voice has grown distinctly deeper and gruffer, his style looser, his songwriting sharper and stronger.

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