I’d never heard of James Grant or the 80’s band that he was in ‘Love and Money‘, though I understand they were quite succesful. The first work I heard of his was when he wrote several songs, played guitar, and involved in production on Karen Matheson’s solo album ” The Dreaming Sea”. I was knocked out by his songs, each one telling a story and guitar work so subtle and economical, clearly a very accomplished artist. There’s a completeness to his songs, which becomes enveloping.
I’d like to hear more of his work.
This is “My Father’s Coat”. It is a long song, a very moody video, typically laid back guitar work which erupts in the last 3 minutes into a stunning guitar outro….
Damaged and Damned is the title of a video by an up and coming Singer songwriter from Bristol (UK), Nicole.
I believe she has been working with Guitarist, composer, and producer, Angelo Bruschini (The Numbers, The Loggerheads, Blue Aeroplanes, Massive attack and many more), for a few years now, and this is her first (i think) video to accompany her music.
The song has grown on me, I found it a little M-O-R at first, but that’s probably due to my odd taste in music, but after only listening to it 2 and half times, I found myself waking up the next day with the tune running through my head. So the song certainly has some earwormability. It struck me that Nicole’s voice is quite similar to Karen Matheson’s (Capercaillie), not exactly the same style, but the quality is there.
Enough of my infernal ramblings. Here’s the Video, Filmed somewhere in Finland (I think?)