Katherine Priddy – “True Love will find you in the end” (Daniel Johnston cover)
-This is a song of the year contender for me and it’s a cover! I love this recording. Is that detached music journalism enough for you? Okay. I love it. The harmonies are absolutely amazing. I love the way the lead vocal is so good on its own, but then the gentle harmonies seem to go in so many different directions. The guitar is simply beautiful. I don’t know if I’ve ever heard a more inspiring, beautiful piece of music that has so many different sections that are all excellent. I feel like I could listen to JUST the vocal, or the strings, or the lyrics all separately… together they are DIVINE.
Joshua Radin – “Make it easy”
-If you’ve been around this site for any length of time, you’ve heard Joshua Radin. He’s one of those singer songwriters that always manages to find his way into my heart. You know what I mean? Some artists you listen to and they just seem to be singing about something that’s right there in the middle of your heart. This track has a gorgeous acoustic guitar soul to it, with an endearing almost blueslike sincerity in the lyrics. If you’ve ever had someone who “had to go” late at night… well, I don’t need to say any more. This is just so human, so humane, and so true.
Rumour Mill – “Whiskey”
-A song about a drink? Say it ain’t so! But seriously this is actually an exciting and rowdy little song. The folk duo vocals are sure to put a smile on your face. I would honestly be interested to hear a pure bluegrass version of this tune. It feels like it’s begging for that treatment. That said, there’s a modern edge to the lyrics, so the folk rock style here works. Give it a spin, folks!