A must-see for me.
A must-see for me.
The last time I heard of Mr. Garrett Dutton aka G. Love was way back in the 90’s – and now I stumbled upon one of his Acoustic Guitar Magazine sessions.
He sure knows how to treat a guitar. Smashing.
A fitting tribute to rainy winter weather just when spring is arriving where I live. And a cool song.
The soundtrack to my life, sort of.
A prime example of all that’s good about Eric Bibb’s work: The graceful, fluid and relaxed guitar and soulful voice coupled with a gorgeous melody (here augmented by a wonderful strings). Best of all, however about this song are the lyrics about an hour early in the day, watching the world rise with lovely weather and him being grateful for another day, showing just what a well-rounded person at peace with himself and the world he seems to be.
(From his 2012 album Deeper In The Well)
Another new discovery for me – as usual, I am late discovering fine artists who have been around for ages. The Cape is taken from his 2004 release Friends
Another Day, Another Song
Iowa Folk/Blues giant Greg Brown on the joys of being single
I have been following Sam Doores & the Tumbleweeds for quite some time now, but still have to buy their first album Holy Cross Blues. So this Daytrotter session will have to do for the moment, but it’s a mighty fine one in any case.
None of the four tracks on here does disappoint: I already was familiar with the first one on this session (from the band’s Reverbnation/Facebook music player) Throw Another Cap On the Fire , it’s reproduced here immaculately. It’s a swinging Country & Western tune dominated by a steel guitar, with a harmonica solo and a super-catchy hookline. The lead vocals are by Riley Downing, who’s got a husky, smoky voice of the Tom Waits variety (although not quite as gruff), very much suited to the Cowboy lyrics of the song (‘as I stared out ‘cross the prairie searching for what I can’t say I know, Bourbon won’t you warm my soul like sunshine’).
The next song Alligator Shoes is a slowly shuffling and slightly brooding track with a spooky guitar solo. Alligator Man (the band are from New Orleans, in case you haven’t guessed so already), in contrast, is more up-tempo and upbeat with the happy fiddle providing the outstanding musical flavor – it’s short, snappy and could surely be a first rate feelgood hit – in a backwater world with good taste at least.
I Got Found is a slow song steeped in gospel stylings and I can’t help thinking about the chain gang scene at the beginning of the Coen Brother’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? listening to it – it should also be a sure highlight in their live set.
With this short 4 track session Sam Doores + Riley Downing & The Tumbleweeds prove to be an outstanding and highly original new act on the Alt-Country scene, with a sound clearly informed by their hometown. And, as should also be evident, a highly entertaining live act.