Hey kids, I am working on the Monday Music Roundup, but til then, here's some good stuff:
I reupped that new Ray LaMontagne
song from the Beacon in December
. Thanks to reader Eric, who was there, here is a better version than what I posted before.You Are The Best Thing That's Ever Happened To Me - Ray LaMontagne
And while I'm at it, here's a fresh mp3 I ripped from his Austin City Limits performance of "Heaven Is A Honky Tonk,"
which he wrote about his personal heroes like Johnny Cash and Townes Van Zandt:
This version above is a more sedate, refined rendition appropriate for the classiness of the ACL setting. I prefer the raucous, soul-reviving live version
from January 2005, but the audio quality on that is not as clear and warm, so this makes for some good listening.
Also, an update on Jake Troth
, the musician I raved about recently
: his EP The Ups and Downs of Being at the Bottom
is just now completed -- written, recorded, screen printed, and copied by Jake himself. They're available for a mere $10 by emailing Jake
or contacting him through MySpace. Props to Bruce
for also picking up on this and giving Jake's music some well-deserved love.
Labels: jake troth, ray lamontagne