Long Time Gone

2014 has started as a swift kick in the pants…but that is no excuse to share amazing music with the world (or just @begt).

I was looking for a video of one of my current favorite songs (see below) and I stumbled on to a pretty amazing site/youtube channel that seems to focus on singer/songwriters and folk-ish style music. The site is Mahogany and is based in the UK. Most of the artists and acts that are featured are from the UK, but not exclusively.

The artist that lead me to the Mahogany Sessions on YouTube is Luke Sital-Singh. You may remember him from a previous post.

Here is “How to Lose Your Life” by Sital-Singh:

He is quickly becoming my go-to singer/songwriter. His lyrics hit my mood, and his voice is reminiscent of Neil Young.

Another band featured on Mahogany, is Frightened Rabbit. This Glasgow based folk band first showed up on my radar when I started listening to another UK folk artist, Frank Turner. Here is “The Woodpile”:

The acts featured by Mahogany are not just indie acts, one of my favorites (have you had enough of them already?), Travis, has also had their time on Mahogany. Here is “Where you Stand” from their latest release. 

And finally, just for @begt 

Gary Clark Jr with “Nextdoor Neighbor Blues”

Jack Johnson “I Got You”

Autumn Sounds Pt. 2

When the weather gets colder I start to crave certain things… foods like soups and chili’s, hooded sweatshirts, hot chocolate and mellow and melancholy filled music.  On my recent hunt for the warm the soul music, I’ve stumbled on to a few songs which when not cloudy outside, would sound just as good, but would illicit different feelings.

First up, from Canada, Indie Folk outfit Cuff the Duke and their song “Count on Me”.

British singer Luke Sital-Singh has a sound much more mature than his age suggests. Here is “Nothing Stays the Same”.

Not as new as the other two, but folk vets the Wood Brothers sing one of my more favorite melancholy songs, “Luckiest Man”.

Finally, a band that @Begt introduced me to, Swear and Shake with “Brother” from their forthcoming full-length album.