Lately our playlist has featured more obscure artists. Maybe not even consciously, but but we’ve both enjoyed finding things that neither of us were very familiar with. March is no exception.
Hopefully we can introduce you to some good new music too?
Show notes from our March 2023 Spotify Podcast.
We started with Phoebe‘s ten submissions and Al‘s ten submissions, but our finished, 11-song playlist is put in an order that we think makes sense musically. Which is not same same order that we pick the songs during the picking ceremony heard during our podcast.
Notes (Quotes are from song lyrics):
- “But can friendship be worth the while now, or to write this song? Neither friеnd nor foe I have of you, and patiencе waits too long”
Massachusetts native Mary Elizabeth Remington and Adrianne Lenker (of Big Thief) bring us a song we can’t believe isn’t at least a hundred years old.
- “You’re a bedtime story, the one that keeps the curtains closed, and I hope you’re waiting for me, ’cause I can’t make it on my own”
The great 1990’s band Morphine influenced pretty much everyone who heard them. We think they sound like what would’ve happened if The National had hired David Lynch as their art director.
- “I’ve known you at six feet tall, no time to see where you’ll drift, Abegail”
Somehow we have it in our heads that Jeremy Enigk sounds like he’s from Scotland. Or at least somewhere other than Seattle.
- “I’m a little rock on a big mountain, nobody’s calling my name, nobody’s payin me mind, I’m a little drop from a big fountain, oh I blend in and that’s fine”
Brooklyn’s Margaret Glaspy has been active in music since 2010. She’s worked with producer Shawn Everett, who also worked with this month’s Lucius.
- “Papa took my words and threw em on the ground, papa took my words he didn’t wanna hear the sound, of my voice speaking choice, peeling back the paper, I’m just an idea of one side that is the other”
When Cat Clyde was in our playlist before (with Jeremy Albino), you would have thought that she was a country artist. Here, she clears that up. Let’s not pigeonhole genres.
- “I’m your dolly, stuffed with extra baggage, lay me down to shut my eyes, beaded gazes, lead you nowhere anyways”
Lucius is Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, with Dan Molad and Peter Lalish. We’re very glad they’re finally in our playlist.
- “I sit in the same old seat, in the same old bar, in every town, every town, and I drink you down with whiskey, the kiss goes down so smooth, God damn these blues”
Cassidy Snider is from Richmond Virginia. She is one of our favorite recent finds.
- “The irises devour the driveway, the flame tree is making a scene, there’s always a crow when nobody’s, nobody’s home”
“Nobody’s Home (There’s Always a Crow)” started out as a banjo instrumental by Andrew Tuttle. He and fellow Aussie Fletcher Babb (Cold Ghost) reworked it into this lovely work.
- “Everything we broke today needing breaking anyway, can you prove to me that you can feel anything?”
This Is The Kit is Kate Stables (banjo, guitar, vocals) and whoever might be playing with her. She brings such a well-crafted talent to our playlist.
- “If I could make this last, take more of this moment, trade in some of my past, you swim, you swim, you in it all, letting it all in”
Helena Deland is from Canada. She has two full-length albums, but “Swimmer” was a single from 2022.
- “But we’re still chasing for that feeling Was it worth it all? Could it be more?”
This is Jacob Banks second appearance in our playlist.
Both our Spotify playlist and our podcast are updated and released around the first of each month. We’re recorded monthly in the warm and cozy hug of the OML Studios in lovely downtown Manchester, Richmond, Virginia.
Please enjoy and subscribe to our finished playlist on Spotify. If you enjoy our podcast, please both subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts. Reviews are a super helpful way for people who make podcasts to find new listeners. And please tell your friends! Nothing beats good people talking to good people.
Thanks to New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon for help in recording this month. Thanks to Vera Jean Bondurant for musical suggestions. Theme music is from “Red Eye” by E’s Jammy Jams, accordion music by Andrew Huang, “In the Hall of the Mountain King” (Edvard Grieg) performed by Kevin MacLeod.
Featured image: The Candelabra of Bluth, which is lit as part of our picking ceremony. It is so named because some of the little naked men look a little like Jeffrey Tambor, AKA George Bluth Sr. from Arrested Development, and was purchased at Diversity Thrift‘s sale tent at Richmond’s VA Pridefest.
If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to let us know!
See you next month!