This is far and away my (syncopated-clapping, toe-tapping, driving along with the windows down singing harmonies at the top of my lungs) favorite song of 2014. Shakey Graves has shown up on this blog before, first with his tune “Late July” on the Summer 2012 mix, and his co-conspirator here Esmé Patterson (formerly of the Denver band Paper Bird) is someone whose music I have long admired.
There is a deeply delightful, timeless joy in a good clever duet.
Dearly Departed (featuring Esmé Patterson) – Shakey Graves
This video is the absolute best–when was the last time you saw two musicians having this much genuine fun?
YEAH YOU AND I BOTH KNOW
Shakey Graves plays our Ivywild School Sunday night, along with Esmé. It will be the final show I booked for the Ivywild, and I can’t wait to hear these songs live in that space.
The entire new album And The War Came is tremendous; highly recommended.