Fab Five Friday–Feb. 14, 2020

Yeah, it is Valentine’s Day, but more importantly, it is Fab Five Friday Day!

Here are this week’s five songs worth listening to.

The Grand Scheme–Hold On To Your Bag ft. Aloe Blacc

Let’s funk it up to start this week. This is the kind of stuff that makes you want to rewatch some 70s blaxploitation films. Stick around for the story at the end.

Jamestown Revival–Operator

Now, back to the acoustic guitar and harmony. You know, my wheelhouse. It’s a simple look at societal woes from the Texas rock duo off of their recent San Isabel album. Always enjoy the harmonies from these guys.

RW Roldan–Falling Star

Speaking of man and guitar music, RW has a song of aging and falling from grace here. A song I probably don’t appreciate at 23, but do at 41. RW is alt-country by way of sunny California (Sunland, specifically). Add a little female harmony, bass, fiddle and what sounds like a squeeze box, and i’m in.

The 40 Acre Mule–Something’ Next To Nothing

Some funky sax kicks off this blues rock ditty of regret and loss.

Baby, I've been somethin' next to nothing every since the day you were gone. 

Stoney Larue–Message In A Bottle

And here is another song about the girl who is no longer here, in traditional country standard: A steady guitar strum and tickling piano under a tale of rowdy woe.

Her message in a bottle was to lay the bottle down.

We’ll be back with five more next week. Until then, remember the immortal words…
“Songs are really just interesting things to be doing with the air.” Tom Waits

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