I'm thoroughly enjoying the post Christmas gift card euphoria - I love buying music - there's something very noble and rewarding about it. There's a website that I've been digging for a while - Live from Daryl's House - it has this killer show that captures Daryl Hall and his band - they welcome in a different artist every other month, hang out and play music. They cover some of the guest artist's songs and then some of the Hall & Oates classics. It's all shot and recorded live - the music sounds and feels real - you get a sense of what it is was like to be there - you also get a sense of the musicianship required. Check out the trailer below:
The episode that turned me onto the show was K.T.Tunstall's - she was brilliant - check out this version of Black Horse and the Cherry Tree. The current episode is with a band called Company of Thieves - I'd never heard of them but checked out the show - 30 minutes later I have their EP Ordinary Riches playing through my iTunes and my gift card is $5.99 poorer - 15 tracks too - amazing value!
This is the music business - it is alive and getting better all the time.