I heart Somebody.
Knowing of my aff-FECK-shun for Angel from Montgomery (explained here), as well as my Grace Potter fondness, he sent me a most righteous link to an older Grace performance of the Southern Woman’s Anthem.
Click here for Grace’s Angel.
First, this version was nearly three years ago and done with Assembly of Dust in an obvious “small venue”, a/k/a Dive. Those of you who know me, know that I LOVE THIS down & dirty, in your face, whiskey-tinged, no holds barred, live and ALIVE music.
In contrast to the great sorrowful version of Susan Tedeschi, Grace’s version is plucky, funky and borderline fun. Although she’s gotten better and better concerning sound and performance, this shows her underlying passion for the music she’s singing and her obvious talent at the kun-NECK-shun with the audience.
A little Lagnaippe find from this performance is Assembly of Dust. Here’s a little background on who they are:
And here’s a very nice cover of Champagne Supernova done at XM Studios:
Can I just go on record as saying this is what I love about the Internets?…The sharing of thoughts on music and recognizing that certain songs or certain artists are friends’ favorites and giving them a head’s up.
Word of mouth and “recommendation marketing” are truly the most powerful forms of promotion and product acceptance.