Tres songs – (mini-set)

Wherein I put together three songs, more or less like a DJ. I’ve often done older stuff. This is a somewhat more recent batch. Hope you enjoy. 

Sarah Beatty (pictured above) is a Canada-based singer/songwriter (and per her web site, environmental scientist!) I happened to hear her not-yet-released single, “Bandit Queen,” through a connection and dug it. I always enjoy that combination of female voice and acoustic guitar, more or less unembellished. Pure, clear – like sparkling water with a bite.

“With this song,” she advises,” I wanted to invite the dark parts into the storyline and inspire listeners to be their whole, real, bodacious, outlawed selves. You can read more about the track on Live In Limbo. Here’s her website:

I featured Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats on my site when I did their tune “S.O.B” as a Song of the Week. I didn’t quite know how to categorize that song (soul? gospel?) and I’m not quite sure how to categorize this one but I like it. It’s called “I Need Never Get Old,” and it’s a hot, funky, horn-driven tune. I bet these guys put on a hell of a show:

I kept hearing the Avett Brothers pop up on the radio without any real knowledge of who they were. They’ve been around since 2000! Wikipedia says this:

“The Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, indie rock, honky tonk and ragtime to produce a novel sound described … as having the “heavy sadness of  Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of  Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of The Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones.” (Whew!)

Anyway, here’s “Ain’t No Man:”

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