Mostly through my Coma Cinema research I stumbled on a best of 2010 list for local music in Columbia, South Carolina. It’s actually a tiny city (125,000ppl) to have such a formidable output. This band, Valley Maker, had gotten #1 on Distractions & Attractions’ best of list. It’s just a straight forward folk album recorded minimally. The really admirable element of it all, in my opinion, is the erudition of the songwriter. It was written as the gentlemen was writing his master’s thesis on Genesis. Strong concept, strong album. Cold check it.