“We find and leave traces for the future. The lives that cross our paths and the lives we lead just as much as the dreams and visions we share – growing to be from what this future will be inspired and made of. This is the journey these songs are about.” (Conny Ochs/ November 2015) Conny Ochs is heavily influenced by great rock and folk singer/songwriters like Woodie Guthrie, Townes van Zandt, Nick Drake and others. Yet through his mix of acoustic and electric guitars Conny bears one of the most incredible voices out there; a soulful and dynamic clean style that invokes incredibly emotive feelings from the listener, from absolute joy through the simple things life offers, or of purely melancholic end-time inner blues. After having finished and released “Freedom Conspiracy” with fellow Scott ,Wino” Weinrich (Exile On Mainstream 2015) our man kept touring and playing live to a growing audience coming from all kinds of musical backgrounds before returning to the studio in late summer 2015, once again with producer/engineer/studio owner Thommy Krawallo, with whom his lauded sophomore album, “Black Happy” (Exile On Mainstream 2013) and both of his collaborative albums with Weinrich were created in full analogue fashion. When Conny arrived, the Kabumm Studio had just relocated from its history-driven place in Berlin (in a former East German and Soviet governmental Radio complex) into the wilderness of a rural Brandenburg village. Conny went in with a bag full of sketches and licks, breathing the atmosphere of the landscape, a yet unfinished house full of instruments and equipment in the middle of nowhere trying to find it’s place. In an unstable, yet hightly ambience of a new start Conny lets in much more than a brise of fresh air with widening his instrumental repertoire to drums, electric guitars, piano, bass and organ. Conny’s songs are trying to focus on the interplay between storytelling and visions – this he carves into the rough edges of songs that come out so natural, so organic and sonically sparkling. While keeping his approach pure to the heart Conny Ochs reaches a stark authenticity that draws you in and makes you a part of the music, his travels and struggles, and his search for freedom in life and song.