Everybody wants to hear …

anything but “Closer to Free.”

The BoDeans are in town this weekend. I’m not going to see them, but was a bit disappointed with a lack-luster preview in The Seattle Times today. Any BoDeans fan will tell you that you shouldn’t miss “Still the Night” or “Good Things” or “Texas Ride Song” or even a sweet ballad, like “Far, Far Away from my Heart.”  “Closer to Free” is just, you know, a really uncreative musical reference.

Jakob Dylan? “Something good this way comes” is a sweet tune from the first album. I also really dig Robert Randolph, and recommend “Ain’t Nothing Wrong with that” from his first album. It’s a nice piece of funked-up retro soul and it’s doubtful anyone could sit still while listening to it. The guy is loads of fun to watch in concert, too.

Sara Bareilles?  She has lots of gems, and I agree with Joanna on the new tune that’s getting airplay, “King of Anything.”    There you have it, music lovers.

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