Thursday, June 05, 2008
The top of the heap
Occasionally an artist will catch you by storm, and you'll quickly go from never having heard a song to counting your new favorite among your all-time favorites. It's like a damn good infection.
And the latest one we're dealing with around these parts is Kathleen Edwards. I wisely took a chance on seeing Edwards and her killer band at Club Congress a few weeks back. Then on a vacation to San Francisco I caught her again just a few days later. And I'm hooked.
She's an incredible performer, a talented songwriter and definitely has the potential to be considered legendary somewhere on down the line. Edwards can rock your ass off just as easily as she can break your heart.
One thing is absolutely for sure: "I Make The Dough, You Get The Glory" has rocketed up to the top of my list for the next mix (and rest assured, I take these things seriously). This is easily one of the best songs I've heard all year. So I was thrilled to come across a live radio performance Edwards gave just last month.
Kathleen Edwards - I Make The Dough, You Get The Glory (live World Cafe)
Get the whole set as a zip file.