Pilgrim - Neverland
“Athens is a town full of great musicians and Paul McHugh has long been one of my favorites. The king of tone on guitar. A Nicky Hopkins-esque badass on keyboards. On his second album as Pilgrim, he has raised the bar with his singing and songwriting also. A totally kick-ass Rock and Roll album. Can’t wait to have it on vinyl.” – Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)
“a world of dirty, hazy instrumentals along with lyrics centering on a man lost in the Neverland” – Ghettoblaster
“A sonic masterpiece, both lush and rustic; combines moments of Band of Horses, Israel Nash, and Neil Young.”- Glide Magazine
Athens, Georgia band Pilgrim is set to release their sophomore album Neverland. Pilgrim is the brain child of songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Paul McHugh. Paul has been a stalwart in the music scene playing with an incredible variety of bands and musical adventures as either a guitarist or keyboardist or both. Paul has toured just about everywhere either as the keyboardist for Cracker or behind the merch table for the Drive-By Truckers. Paul has seen it all. Paul has played it all.
Pilgrim released their first and self titled album in 2014. Now, a few years and thousands of miles later, the follow-up album is ready to light up the ears of the public. An often psychedelic yet beautiful yet rocking journey awaits those who put the needle down on this seven-track expedition. Recorded at Chase Park Transductions with master engineers Drew Vandenberg and Henry Barbe, Pilgrim recorded the meat of this album over a 3-day period of frenzied creative momentum. Henry Barbe (son of producer David Barbe) mixed Neverland with incredible ingenuity and originality, creating a sonic masterpiece worthy of any of the great predecessors. Audio nerds, take note and listen hard. (continue reading full bio in download folder)