New additions to our Spotify playlist, “The Best of 2015 so far……..”
James Taylor: “Montana”. From “Before This World”. There is a degree of tranquility that just seems to wash over you whenever you listen to a James Taylor song/album. His new album carries on the tradition.
Omar Souleyman: “Bahdeni Nani”. From “Bahdeni Nani”. Souleyman is a Syrian musician who has appeared at Bonnaroo and a host of international music festivals over the years.. For this album he asked electronic artists and producers like Four Tet and Gilles Peterson to lend a hand. An interesting album to say the least.
Patty Griffin: “Rider of Days”. This is the first single from her new album “Servant of Love” and if it’s any indication of what’s on the rest of the album, it’ll be one of her best.
Have Gun Will Travel: “Good Old Shakespeare”. From “Science From An Easy Chair”. This Tampa-area quartet used the fabled 1914 Antarctic Expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton as inspiration. Really?
Merry Ellen Kirk: Lovers & Liars”. This is from her upcoming album “We Are The Dreamers” which comes out in October. Don’t let the first bars confuse you. She draws favorable comparisons to Imogen Heap and Florence & The Machine.