Obscura have a very American Primitive sensibility; simple songs performed with so much personalty and character, the artistic sense just oozes from your speakers. Peggy Niederer and Michael Wayne hail from Mankato, Minnesota; they still get together to play music sometimes. I love Peggy’s offhanded-sounding vocals and Michael’s simple yet stunning guitar lines. Here are the songs from their 1997 tape, all hail Obscura!
Thanks to Peggy Niederer for allowing me to post these here for you to hear.
Our Heart’s Garden
Sailing Ships (and Saving Grace)
The Lover and The Loner