Harbinger Magazine

David Bixby Interview by Dean Merrell

Just after New Year’s Day, 2023 I had the privilege of interviewing David Bixby about his recent performances.  It was a fitting time of year to hear his story of performing in Copenhagen, Denmark and there experiencing the Nordic tradition of Hygge, a Danish word…

Derrick Hart Interview – by Issy Condon

A Kansas Native, a self-proclaimed troubadour, and an explorer of the inherent ironies of being human, Derrick Hart brings a particular authenticity to the experimental folk genre. In his 2011 album, “The Shock You Experience at the Sudden Recollection of the Moment You Were Conceived”,…

Justin Jackley – Visual Artist

Justin Jackley is a freelance artist and graphic designer living in the Austin area in central Texas. He frequently creates album cover artwork, posters/fliers, t-shirt/sticker design for various bands and musicians on a local and international level. He also serves as an illustrator and journalist…

Dalrymple and the Wild Daimons Interview: a Mystic Seeker and a Seer of Sound

Dalrymple and the Wild Daimons are a psychedelic/rock/neo-classical/chamber-doom band. This ensemble brings drama, theater, music and puppetry to the stage. Dalrymple himself is a mystic seeker and a seer of sound. This man wrote an album called Make Believe for tho`se of you who have…

Issy Josephine, Intern Journalist Harbinger Magazine

  We welcome Issy Josephine as a new intern journalist for Harbinger Magazine. Issy loves the vintage psych-folk genre in its many shades, including the likes of David Bixby, Linda Perhacs, Vashti, Bunyan, Robert Lester Folsom, and too many others to list here. She also…

Madison McLean – Journalist

 We welcome Madison McLean as a new intern journalist for Harbinger Magazine.  They come to us with a deep passion for creative writing, grass roots style publication, experimental audio recording, and a love of folk music.  Born and raised in Kentucky, they are an outspoken…

The Continuous Journey of Alan Munson, an interview by Jiah Carron

The Continuous Journey of Alan Munson, an interview by Jiah Carron The cliches of obscure, mysterious, posthumous discovery often end up the albatross around the neck of artists in the “Outsider” niche. At a certain point, the brunt of the attention can be sustained by…

Hear Morning Sun by Karen y los remedios, Z.A.M.P.A.

Morning Sun by Karen y los remedios, Z.A.M.P.A. Art by Robin Gnista On October 14th, Harbinger Records premiered Karen y Los Remedios’ cover of “Morning Sun” with guitar contribution from Z.A.M.P.A, the second single for the forthcoming Dave Bixby’s Harbinger Orchestra Compilation on Its Psychedelic…

Brent Sutton : Bio by Dean Merrell

    Brent Sutton is known for his guitar talent. Mainly in the genre of metal and heavy rock, his music is infused with heavy, melodic, progressive guitar drive.  However, he still finds time to excel in acoustic guitar, when the need presents itself.      Based in rural Williams, Arizona, much…

The Sonic Dawn : Interview by Jiah Carron

In recent years it has become increasingly rare to come by music that is born purely out of an artist’s unconditional love for the art form. The tectonic plates of popular music have shifted drastically within the last decade, terraforming the traditional landscape of the…

MAGICKAL POWER by Dean Merrell – Review by Eric Caroffino

Dean Merrell was born in 1978 to a family of zealous musicians. Merrell’s sisters, mother and grandmother provided an environment which allowed him to grow musically. But at 16 years old his father could barely advise him how to start playing guitar. Through high school…

ODE TO QUETZALCOATL by Dave Bixby – Review by Eric Caroffino

Ode to Quetzalcoatl is a fascinating journey of musicality squeezed into only a few guitars and voices.  David Bixby recorded the album in 1969 to eventually have it remastered by Mudshark Studios in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2007.  As the album’s track list progresses, Bixby expertly…

Rob Magill of Weird Cry Records

Born in 1988, Composer/Improviser/Multi-Instrumentalist/Singer-Song Writer/Concert Promoter/Photographer/Painter/Poet from Ojai, CA. Label owner of Weird Cry Records, founded in 2013. Rob Magill started recording solo material in 2010. Playing in the band Dreamcolour from 2007 – 2015. Collaborating with many local and world renowned musicians. Inspirations of…

Ana Karen

Ana Karen G Barajas is graphic designer, artist, photographer, art researcher and musician.  She developed the first research of Outsider Art in Mexico. She collaborates as image advisor of the educational movement and civil association Science Clubs International. She is currently a PhD student in the research group of…

The Sonic Dawn

The Sonic Dawn is a rock band from Copenhagen, Denmark, known for their eclectic psychedelic style and prolific touring of the European continent. The group was formed in 2013 by childhood friends Emil Bureau, Jonas Waaben and Niels ‘Bird’ Fuglede. They have released four albums,…

Petal Motel: Loner folk legend Dave Bixby announces “Harbinger Orchestra”

“Dave’s latest venture is crafting what he’s calling the “Harbinger Orchestra,” after his second album “Second Coming,” recorded under the name “Harbinger” with other members of The Group. Dave’s invited musicians worldwide to record their interpretations of his music in the same way he did…

Le Temps: Dave Bixby, du folk, du LSD, puis la rédemption

“It would take hundreds of pages to sketch Dave Bixby’s life course, his religious quests, his spiritual retreats and his professional wandering. To put it simply: things got out of hand very early on for him, because he had the misfortune of encountering LSD in 1968,…

Bandcamp Daily: Hidden Gems: Dave Bixby, “Ode to Quetzalcoatl”

As a teenager, Bixby experimented heavily with LSD before burning himself out on the drug. With just an acoustic guitar and a newfound belief in God, he began writing songs that captured this limbo. The resulting album ricochets back and forth between hope and despair,…

Everything is Stories: Current with the Past

“Originally released in 1969, Dave Bixby’s Ode to Quetzacoatl is considered an underground classic in the psychedelic folk genre. With tracks such as “Drug Song” and “666″, the album remains dark, revelatory, and spiritual even in the 21st century. For years, rumors of Bixby’s disappearance and death spread amongst listeners. No one knew…

Far Off Sounds: God’s Singing Man

“In 1966, Dave Bixby burned out on LSD and went temporarily out of his mind. What pulled him back was his encounter with a wandering spiritualist named Don Degraff. Together they formed a prayer group and played music. The group rapidly grew into a Christian…

The Rapidian: Second Coming: The Story of David Bixby – Part 3

David Bixby was himself a ghost of a figure, that is until a reporter from Los Angeles tracked him down in 2006. Now the real life Bixby sits in front of a crowd, most of whom weren’t even born when he wrote the songs they…

The Rapidian: Second Coming: The Story of David Bixby – Part 2

On his way home from a concert late one snowy, winter night Bixby’s car died and, unable to restart it, he began to walk home.  He remembers, “I was ready to just sit down in a snowbank and just go to sleep, just give it…

The Rapidian: Second Coming: The Story of David Bixby – Part 1

“Bixby has been tracked down by the community that gushed over his long-lost record on Internet forums and in record-collecting books. Ode to Quetzalcoatl and another even more rare record called Second Coming by the band Harbinger (basically Bixby backed by a few others) have been re-pressed by the…

PopMatters : Dave Bixby: Ode to Quetzalcoatl / Harbinger: Second Coming Review

“For collectors of the downer/loner folk movement of the late ’60s, mostly recorded by regional artists on private press labels, the solo debut from Michigan garage rocker-turned-born-again Xian Dave Bixby is their “Butcher Cover”, going for upwards of $2,000 on eBay. Carefully remastered from a…

Brainwashed Magazine : Dave Bixby, “Ode to Quetzalcoatl” Review

“The strength of the album is its ability to immerse the audience in the dark mood that Bixby surely was undergoing at the time. Painfully honest and relentlessly sad, it remains as alluring as watching a building get smashed to the ground; there is, of…