crash – High Wall
The reedy sway of crash‘s voice will pull you in, come hell or high water. Lamenting the loss of his native New Orleans home, crash simultaneously presents himself with strength and vulnerability. Everything he knew and loved may have been lost to the flood, but he rises above and lets the beauty float up and out from the earthy guitar and slow dance of slogging through loss.
, the 2011 LP from New Orleans duo Generationals
, was probably my most listened-to album of last year. Catchy and upbeat, it still sounds fresh despite repeated listens. The band is stopping back through Madison on October 10th
at the High Noon Saloon so we asked them to make us a mixtape. Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner decided to step out of the box and make us a video mixtape. Check it out below and catch them on tour through November!
Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner
The Soft Pack – Answer to Yourself
R.E.M. – It’s the End of the World
Salt n Pepa – Shoop
Ron Sexsmith – Secret Heart
The Rolling Stones – Love is Strong
Jaill – The Stroller
Holly Golightly – Tell Me Now So I Know
Jonathan Richman – When Harpo Played His Harp (live Toronto TV 1987)