Gregory Paul is an excellent banjo-player I saw busking last month at the first Starbucks near Seattle’s Pike Place Market. He’s got some albums on Bandcamp and I highly recommend them to anyone who likes old-timey stuff.
Basically everything Ben Sollee does makes me happy. Right now, I’m specifically happy about the new song he’s offering for download on his website.
Because what’s cooler than a cellist-singer-songwriter? A cellist-singer-songwriter who not only covers a song from the 1920s, but samples a Fletcher Henderson recording of that song! My inner musicologist is freaking out with excitement right now.
“Then I’ll Be Happy” is Sollee’s “new” track that will be on his new LP out in the fall — after a live recording he’s releasing in the spring!