Modern Gender Bender Folk: El Tryptophan – “Guilt Vacation”

el tryptophan2











El Tryptophan

“Guilt Vacation”

Guilt Vacation

I LOVE EL TRYPTOPHAN.  He is one of my heroes.  Gryphon Rue, the innovative voice behind El Tryptophan, comes from a legacy of visual artists and political activists.  I need not point out his ancestry (Alexander Calder), because it is now time to talk about El Tryptophan himself.  A gender-bending folk songwriter is a tough label to live up to, put El Tryptophan does it.  His songs are catchy, wonderful tunes with strange, expressionistic lyrics, and an unusual aural track.  El Tryptophan is a combination of Peter, Paul, and Mary, mixed with the Magnetic Fields and the Mountain Goats topped up with a touch of Grizzly Bear to bring a fresh new meaning and sound to folk.  If you like Neutral Milk Hotel, you will love El Tryptophan.

Share Button

Leave a Comment

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.