As the summer days draw to a close, the night air acquires a slight chill and the afternoon light takes on that certain hue. It’s time for the third, and finest to date, Acoustic Mix- music made for the upcoming lazy weekend.
Phil and Friends starts things off with a sick cover of Dead Flowers from last year’s Nokia marathon- Larry Campell’s mandolin playing and Jackie Greene’s vocals are a perfect match. Then it’s The Crowes with Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution, a damn fine song despite what the critics might have said. A true treat from JB follows, before an instrumental version of Neil Young’s Helpless from Steve Kimock and Fareed Haque at a High Sierra workshop back in 2005. Brad Barr performs The Slip’s classic Alsoa solo on guitar at a memorial gig, and finally The Wood Brothers close out the mix with their stellar Amos Lee enhanced cover of Jimi’s Angel from Loaded. Quality is always the first priority around here, but this edition of SM gets my golden seal of approval- enjoy!
that Dead Flowers from the Nokia run was a beautiful thing. The kind of tune that brings it all back together after the music has just taken your mind on a journey to the outer reaches (which it seems is Phil’s calling in life).
Larry and Jackie are pure gold on this one.
NOKIA ’09 is almost here!
Alsoa – what a tune!