Progeny of genius

New Zealand musician Liam Finn, 26, recently performed in Wisconsin at Madison’s Majestic Theatre with his childhood friend and current musical collaborator Eliza-Jane Barnes. In a review of the performance on Madison.com Aaron Conklin writes: “Ah, the agony of the progeny of the established musical genius. All their lives, gents like Julian Lennon, Jakob Dylan and Liam Finn have had to pursue their musical muses while dancing in the shadows of their famous fathers. And endure countless articles by reviewers who can’t avoid the comparisons any more than they can. A shaggy beard helps distinguish Finn from his dad, but he’s blessed with the same tenor-falsetto, and every now and then you could hear hints of Neil, in particular when he dialed up a heartfelt cover of Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’ in honor of the fall equinox. It’s odd how a man with such a knack for vocal harmony can be so in love with musical distortion and chaos. Call it Finn forging his own path —  and stand back and be impressed.”


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