@@@ Bill McKay: Fountain Fire (Drag City, 2019) Not up on the streaming services I got to this tune via this week’s All Music notable release email. He is slotted as a guitar virtuoso and thus far I like what he has going but virtuoso I don’t hear. I hear a lot of tracks of above average quality.
@@@ Sarah Bareilles: Saint Honesty (Sony, 2019) #1 on the Apple Music hot tracks. This is the ‘I’d like to see you be brave lady’ — does anybody remember that tune? You couldn’t take a fucking shit without hearing that tune. She’s got T-Bone Burnett producing so the sounds are exquisite, but this is a different from the anthem she’s known for. This is a blend of adult alternative and Americana. Kind of a BBQ bologna and wonder bread sandwich. I guess this qualifies as a reinvention. I would rather go full country and listen to Emmylou Harris any day of the week but this is all right. I’ve clipped the tune Brave below for those who have never peeped this biscuit. It’s got 89 million views on the GooglePimpTube — wow, I’m listening to it now and I want to hit her in the back of the skull with a 2X4.
YTD recordings listened to: 155
Good music, not list worthy: 94
Not good music: 55
Honorable Mentions: 0
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