Monday, April 23, 2012

Greeks are good...at least I think she is Greek...

...either way...she is good.  this might be my most favorite cover of Creep ever.





Her name is Carrie Manolakos. (Hence my guess at her Greek-ness).  She is a Broadway star and just released a new album this month.  She has some pipes and quite a few different covers on YouTube, Gawker, etc...  Her album is original stuff, but her covers are pretty excellent...especially Creep.

And here is another for good measure...as you know I am a HUGE fan of Mumford & Sons (congrats to Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan).  I prefer the original.  But I can still appreciate her musical talents with this one.





I am DEFINITELY behind this cover...





Monday, April 16, 2012

New music for a Monday-LP

so I was introduced to LP, literally (and yes I mean it) 7 minutes ago.  She is all kinds of awesome sauce, her whistling skills are ridiculous and enviable and that voice...clear and strong and giving me chills.  DAMN!  Plus her lyrics are...well just take a listen.




Wednesday, April 11, 2012

one of my favorites anytime

Joe Purdy is an artist I enjoy and here is one of my favorites of his.  I love it because it is good for any mood, any weather, any time of day...it is a perfect song.



video courtesy of JayKooker on YouTube

Monday, April 9, 2012

his father's son

As you may or may not know (I don't think I've mentioned him yet) I LOVE Leonard Cohen.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.  His voice is just haunting and soothing and gorgeous and I love him.  So it was as pleasant surprise when I came across his son.  On the one hand I was sort of surprised I didn't know about him, but at the same time I am way to enthralled with Leonard's voice to read much more about him...anyway...today I discovered Adam Cohen.  He has a new song called "What Other Guy".  The lyrics are pretty fantastic; the melody reminds me a bit of The Smith's (who I also LOVE) Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want, and in general it is just a a sweet tune.  So have a listen...maybe you'll like it. If not, DEFINITELY take a listen to his pop.

Listen here (the link to the song is on the left side of the article)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

tiny desk concert from npr

It is my dream to host tiny desk concerts every week on npr.  For now I will just watch the videos each week.

another fantastic one from Kathleen Edwards.