I talk a lot about how music today is as good, if not better, than any time in history. There’s more of it than ever, it’s all available, and the depth of inspiration to pull from over the past 70 years is evident. Today’s Corona Virus Music Digest, on St. Patty’s no less!
Colter Wall (live) Colter Wall. This guy is the truth. Let this one play in the background for an amazing 25 minutes that brings you right to the plains of a northern cattle drive.
The Infamous Stringdusters – Ginseng Sullivan > Mario Bros. > The Hitchhiker The Infamous Stringdusters doing what they do best. Taking two classic folk songs and jamming them together in a way that’d make a legless man dance
Billy Strings & Marcus King – Lonesome Fugitive Marcus King and Billy Strings in the backroom of the Fender warehouse covering some Merle. Wish I had 30 more hours of this to listen to.
Umphrey’s McGee – Can’t You See (feat. Paul Hoffman & Anders Beck) The Umphrey’s McGee boys, one of the hardest working bands in the history of music, bringing Greensky frontman Paul Hoffman and dobro player Anders Beck for a badass encore. Can’t You See, sung by someone that can howl it as well as the Marshall Tucker Band.
Widespread Panic – You Can’t Always Get What You Want (feat. Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks) Widespread Panic, better known as Widespread motherfuckin Panic (WSMFP for short), bringing Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi on for an encore cover of You Can’t Always Get What You Want by the Stones.
The Blarney Lads AND because it is the day of our fallen friend, Saint Patrick of Armagh, here is the definitive best traditional Irish band in my opinion. Let it rip and have a Guinness or 7 with the Blarney Lads. Push play on the whole damn playlist.
What a day we’re having here. Swimming in grace.