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Mixed Tape Monday: People’s Names

Welcome to another installment of Mixed Tape Monday, where I will WOW you with my wonderful compilation of music:

 Today’s topic is People’s Names:

 Song:              Ruby’s Two Sad Daughters

Artist:              Walt Wilkins

Album:            Fire, Honey, & Angels

 Song:              Sherry Darling

Artist:              Bruce Springsteen

Album:            The River

 Song:              Melissa

Artist:              The Allman Brothers Band

Album:            Eat a Peach

 Song:              Jolene

Artist:              Ray LaMontagne

Album:            Trouble

 Song:              Suzie Blue

Artist:              Ben Harper

Album:            Burn to Shine

Song:              Oh, Josephine

Artist:              The Black Crowes

Album:            War Paint

 Song:              Capn Kirk

Artist:              Bob Schneider

Album:            I’m Good Now

 Song:              For Emma

Artist:              Bon Iver

Album:            For Emma, Forever Aga

 Song:              Mr. Larkin

Artist:              State Radio

Album:            Us Against the Crown

 Song:              Meanwhile, Rick James

Artist:              Cake

Album:            Comfort Eagle

 Song:              Suite Judy Blue Eyes

Artists:             Crosby, Stills, & Nash

Album:            Crosby, Stills, & Nash

 Song:              Amie

Artist:              Damien Rice

Album:            O

 Song:              Elias

Artist:              Dispatch

Album:            Silent Steeples

 Song:              Carl Perkin’s Cadillac

Artist:              Drive-By Truckers

Album:            The Dirty South

 Song:              Johnson’s Love

Artist:              Dwight Yoakam

Album:            Hillbilly Deluxe

 Song:              Amelia

Artist:              Erin Ivey

Album:            Sweet Little EP

 Song:              Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down

Artist:              Interpol

Album:            Turn On the Bright Lights

 Song:              Kathleen

Artist:              Josh Ritter

Album:            Hello Starling

 Song:              Slow Down Jo

Artist:              Monsters of Folk

Album:            Monsters of Folk

 Song:              Oh Maria

Artist:              Mudcrutch

Album:            Mudcrutch

 Great music awaits!


You should be listening to Bon Iver

Bon Iver made a huge impact on the 2008 musical scene with the release of “For Emma, Forever Ago” a haunting little acoustic gem with raw emotional power.  A limited number of copies, (500), were released independently in July of 2007.  The album was recorded in a cabin deep in the Wisconsin woods.  Early in 2009, he released “Blood Bank” a four song EP that compliments the style of his debut but manages to distance itself enough to be a separate piece of work.

 For those of you who are fans of the movie “Twilight” and “New Moon” you might recognize his duet “Roslyn” with St. Vincent from the “New Moon” soundtrack.

 His music is a gentle combination of moving melodies, warm, gentle guitar, and his falsetto.  The ethereal sound of his voice and the stark instrumentation that accompanies his music provides a lush sound.

 The one noticeable departure to his music is “Woods” from “Blood Bank”.  He incorporates some form of digital effect to his voice and layers it with synthesized vocalized harmony.  It kind of has a “Frampton Comes Alive” vibe to it. Oddly enough, it works.

 So, check out Bon Iver and let me know what you think. 

 Bon Iver’s music is available on iTunes and www.boniver.org

 Great music awaits!