Music Monday | Jack Garratt

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Jack Garratt. This 22  year old British one-man-band is blowing me away right now. At first listen of this song – my favorite release so far – I thought “Hmm, he’s got a bit of an Ed Sheeran vibe to him…” But then it explodes – like I gaurentee you this guy will – and I was hooked and in love. He has that familiar London sound we’re all so in love (or should be so in love with). Idolator described him perfectly: “Blending fragments of R&B, rock and any other genre that springs to mind into his dense, multi-layered electronic soundscape, Jack Garratt makes music that defies easy categorization. That originality combined with his knack for literate, heartfelt lyrics has generated the kind of hype that can either make or break a new artist.”

Stream: “Weathered”

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Right??? I highly recommend checking out some of his performances on YouTube. This In The Woods session of “Water” is one of my favorites.

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Music Monday | Tedo Stone

My introduction to Tedo Stone was while photographing him during his performance of “To The Marshes” for The Love List Presents. I’m convinced that it very well may be one of the greatest ways to hear a musician for the first time. Enjoy a short interview with the crazy talented Tedo and don’t miss the video at the bottom.

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Raised in:
Covington, Georgia

Lives in:
Atlanta, Georgia

What can people expect from your upcoming album:
Short, catchy songs with lots of crunchy guitars.

What’s most inspiring you right now:
I got Neil Young: Live at the Cellar Door record a few weeks ago. There’s something to be said about a song that can hold it’s own with just a guy and a guitar.

Current favorite song:
Captain Beefheart – “I’m Glad”

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Now would ya look at that:
Tedo Stone in the Stave Room at American Sprit Works in Atlanta, GA.

 
 Filmed by Chris Bartelski & Michael ten Pas (The Reason I Love)

Music Monday | Gallant

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Gallant writes songs that I get hooked on and just loop over and over. First, it was “If It Hurts” and then it was “Manhattan” (same album). Up now, it’s the track below. Jamie tipped me off to Spotify’s Alternative R&B playlist and it’s been my most played collection of songs the last week. It’s full of stuff I’ve never heard and instantly loved – this being one of those. Y’all know by now – my love runs deep for Alt R&B. Really deep. So here’s something for y’all that I can’t get enough of right now. Brace yourself for that note he hits at 1:35…

Stream: “Weight in Gold”

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I’m pulling my weight in gold,
Call me anxious, call me broke
But I can’t lift this on my own…
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Music Monday | Go Soul

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When Leon Bridge’s debut album Coming Home was released a few weeks ago it was all I could listen to. Once I was able to pull myself away I found myself craving more soul music which led to the creation of my Go Soul playlist. It’s still very much a work in progress, so feel free to comment any tracks you think should be added to it. This is a mix of mostly upbeat classics and new artists. Tip: I’m finding this the perfect cocktail hour and/or dinner party playlist.

Music Monday | Dana Swimmer

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I heard my first Dana Swimmer song live behind John Emerald Distlling Company with Jess Graves. I snapped this during their performance of “Take What You’re After” (video here). Not pictured above is the rest of the the band: background vocalist Maggie Blauvelt, drummer Parker Lusk, leader guitarist John Riccitelli and bassist Danny Hurley. The three above slayed their one take for us and we were sold. I turned off the cameras, Jess and I looked at each other, and one of just blurted out “wow…y’all are really good!” Jack’s voice is rock and soul and easy to love. You can read a little more about Athens based Dana Swimmer on The Love List’s Meet Me in Lebanon story.

Stream: “I’m Still Your Man”

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Music Monday | Delta Spirit

A few of my favorite images (and a tune) of Delta Spirit that I photographed in Opelika, AL at John Emerald Distilling Company. I took these for the Meet Me in Lebanon: A Tale in Three Acts story on The Love List. Head there for the full piece!

Stream: “Hold My End Up”

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Music Monday | Oh Wonder

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Oh Wonder is duo Anthony and Josephine from South-East London. They’re releasing a song every month for a year to make their album. So far, this one’s my favorite. It’s just as Wonderland Magazine describes it: “soft vocals, polished timing, impeccable tone and a somewhere between heart-achingly and heart-breakingly emotive quality.” I’m

Stream: “Livewire”

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