Given that he seems to have been the theme this week, a commenter has asked for some John Hiatt. Here’s “Lift Up Every Stone,” of Hiatt’s 2000 back-porch stomper, Crossing Muddy Waters.
Category: Five-Star Fridays/Music
Heard this band for the first time in Nashville last week. The rich, smoky, throwback voice belongs to Katie Robertson. The band is called Stagolee.
I was introduced to the Alabama Shakes last week by way of the No Depression Twitter feed.
One of my favorite covers. Beck and Emmylou Harris sing Gram Parsons’ “Sin City.”
I have a new post up at Nashville Byline that profiles Nashville blues band the Cold Stares. It includes the acoustic tunes they played from my couch earlier this year, an interview with the band, and my first attempt at using iMovie, below.
We’ll go with a Nashville-based Griffin House this week. Love the ambiguity in this song. Can’t decide if it’s a sappy love ballad, or a sarcastic, passive-aggressive kiss-off.
My Nashville Byline blog has relaunched over at Huffington Post.
The first post today is my report from the Americana Music Fest. It comes with a slideshow of photos from the festival, including an uncomfortably up-close photo of John Oates.
The introduction to this Buddy Holly performance on Arthur Murray Dance Party . . . is simply wonderful.
(Hat tip: Lucy Steigerwald.)