Not their normal fare, but this Zuill Bailey cello set is definitely one of my favourite Tiny Desk concerts
It Makes No Difference- My Morning Jacket with Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes
On the one hand this is a fairly faithful cover of The Band’s late era (as far as ‘classic line-up’ Band albums go) classic.
Carl Broemel wrings an almost identical solo out of his Duesenberg as the one that Robbie Robertson coaxed from his Strat in one of the greatest scenes from The Last Waltz. Indeed it is fairly similar to the album-stealing version that MMJ did for Endless Highway five years ago.
However, in turning it into a duet with the impeccably voiced Brittany, they are able to transform it into quite a different animal, one of inevitable sadness and regret, but bittersweet acceptance.
While none can touch the original, this version brushes as close as the fingers on the Sistine Chapel
The Divine Comedy-Lucy
The lyrics of this song come from three Wordsworth poems. How cool is that?
Richard Manuel (April 3 1943- March 4 1986)
Gone too soon
Happy Birthday to Nick Lowe!!!
Vintage Trouble popped by Conan’s and played Nancy Lee with the inimitable Booker T. It’s pretty special.
I made a playlist of fourteen of my favourite love songs for Valentine’s day. Enjoy!!
The Avett Brothers get it done right.