Monday, August 29, 2016
What If This Song Was Number One? (a local color post)
Last year right about this time, my wife and I went to see Michael Franti in concert. You can go back and read that post here.
I'm still as impressed with Franti as ever. He has a new album out, Soulrocker, and it's pretty great. The above song is one of my favorites. Of course, it's one of those situations where whatever song I'm listening to is my "favorite." Well, not any of the songs, but he has, at this point, at least half a dozen tunes that are my favorite when I'm hearing them. However, the above song, from a life philosophy perspective, pretty much nails it.
If that doesn't tell you enough about what Franti's music is about or about him, take a listen to this storyteller session of his song "My Lord." This album has a bit of an old fashioned spiritual vibe to it, and this song is one of the reasons.
If you get the chance to see Franti in concert, I highly recommend it. He puts on a good show, walking out among the crowd frequently, and has great music. Seriously, don't miss it.
The opening act was a singer by the name of Zella Day. I'd never heard of her before, though, upon some research, I see that's she's had some high profile features these last couple of years. I really liked her sound. I'm in the process of giving her music a good listening to, so, until I can come to a more conclusive decision about what I like most, here's a song that I like the sound of: