I never understood why this great song from The Hollies didn't chart higher than #60 in the US. Here's an "up" song to start your day.
Here, Bramblett takes a simple story song and seasons it with the observations of an older man, namely, the character the song is named after...
Yeah, he's in over his head alright....is there any other way to be? Here Bramblett crawls inside the head of a man smitten with a woman he knows is trouble....
Touted as a musical Faulkner, Bramblett brings his gift for observation and storytelling to bear on a cast of characters that feel uniquely real. His genius is that he can inhabit these individuals and see life through their eyes. That they are bent and broken, skewed in their perceptions, is obvious. But the real magic is that Bramblett can sing about them without moralizing or passing judgment on his subjects. If only we could learn to do that in our every day life...
I am working on an article for the fall issue of Okra on Anders Osborne and his organization Send Me a Friend. So here is one of my favorite songs by Anders (there a many)....
Check out this new, glossy, high quality magazine ! It features gorgeous photography and interesting stories about real people and places. The third issue comes out in a little less than two weeks, and will feature my first article for them. Each issue contains articles about southern writers, artists, and musicians. You can subscribe online or find Okra in Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble, or Walmart, and also in independent bookstores... I am currently working on three more articles for the magazine...check it out!
Florida Blues Rockers Tucci look to the future and a little help from friends in the wake of the passing of co-founder and guitar wizard Dan Toler (Allman Brothers, Cowboy).
Review in the Listening Room...
J.M. McSpadden III is a writer and a roots music enthusiast who believes that every life needs to find its own soundtrack, and every road trip is an opportunity to full tilt boogie. Let's face it, people, a car ain't nothin' but a stereo on wheels.