That song for when you really don't want to go out. You don't want to hang with a bunch of friends. No crowds, please. You just want to be alone with that one person. Baby, I just want to be your tugboat captain.
I came late to Galaxie 500's music. Glad it finally found me.
Seems like it was about 1997 when I started listening to Fred Eaglesmith. I remember first hearing Fred on public radio, maybe it was Morning Edition, reporting on what it was like to be a traveling musician, living out of a bus. Not long after that, I started hearing his music on WNKU. One listen to "105" from Lipstick, Lies and Gasoline and I was a Fredhead for life. Here's a short playlist of Fred song's for Susan's Saturday.
"Wilder than Her" -- one of the first Fred Eaglesmith songs that hooked me and still one of my favorites.
"Johnny Cash" -- Love the big, crunchy Neil Young and Crazy Horse style guitar work.
"Water in the Fuel" -- Along with rural life, so many of Fred's songs are about the necessity and isolation of being on the road. In one place and wishing desperately you were in another.
My favorite song from 2015 from my current favorite songwriter. At least 100 listens and it's fresh each time. And each time I listen, I get chills. The fragile, temporary beauty of life. Reminds me I need to be present in each moment, or each frame.
Great pick, Susan. I've been all in on Garland Jeffreys and his music since first hearing "Escape Artist" from first cut to last on a road trip from Dayton to Athens, Ohio when it debuted in 1981. Fortunate to see Garland perform at SXSW in 2006 and 2012. Amazing artist and live performer.
Absolutely one of my top live music highlights of 2015, seeing the amazing Christone "Kingfish" Ingram launch the inaugural Pilgrimage Fest with a sizzling set of electric blues. It may have been Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in a Franklin, Tennessee horse farm field, but for those of us in the crowd, it felt like 2 a.m. in a southside Chicago blues club.