Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": folk indie rock psychedelic rock alternative country folk rock psychedelic rock alt-country indie luisterpaal american Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s
Links online: Allmusic


Led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Heumann, this Baltimore, Maryland, USA-based band was conceived as a solo recording project in 2002. Heumann was an established figure on the US indie and alt country scenes owing to his involvement with artists such as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Papa M, Cass McCombs, and Anomoanon. Arbouretum’s low-key debut, Long Live The Well-Doer, featured additional musicians including drummer David Bergander, guitarist Ned Oldham (the leader of Anomoanon), multi-instrumentalist Walker David Teret, and guitarist Rob Girardi. The album was released in 2004 on the Anomoanon label Box Tree Records and earned critical comparisons to the lo-fi musings pursued by Will Oldham in his various guises (most notably Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy).

By the time the follow-up had been completed the line-up of Arbouretum had assumed a more cohesive band set-up, with Heumann joined by Teret, Bergander, Lungfish...

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