Live at Higher Ground
The Art of Whimsy is the stomping solo project of Nathan J. Emmans, the former lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for the critically acclaimed Southern California Indie jam-band, Soapbox Symphony. This rowdy live album is best described as a rootsy-organic-folk-rock experience; A memorable collision of foot-stomping grooves and meaningful melodies. This live record took place shortly after The Art of Whimsy holed himself up on a tiny rock out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, calling Honolulu Hawaii his home base. With a soul-stirring synergy of earthy guitar, lyrical poety and stomping grooves, The Art of Whimsy took to the stage at a tiny venue called Higher Ground up on the North Shore of Oahu, August 15th, 2009. This album isn't trying to reinvent the wheel; but in an enduring way, it connects, entertains and inspires with songs that retell the age-old story of the human drama: Faith, hope, and love in the struggle to be.