Fred Eaglesmith is a songwriter’s songwriter, a talent whose commercial success has never matched the esteem in which his peers hold him. Here’s a song that I’ve heard countless other artists cover over the years. In his introduction, Eaglesmith talks about the Alan Jackson version and why he tours in an old converted school bus.
We’ll kick off this week with a haunting yet beautiful song from Canadian singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith. I can hear the gears grinding, where you make the turn // And up on the skyline, those headlights just burn And the horses go running, and my heart just screams // You’re spookin’ the horses, and you’re scaring […]
One of the reasons I like live shows so much is you get a true sense of the artist. You hear the real musician, not what an engineer or producer decides you should hear. You also get to see their real talent. Take Emmylou Harris, for example. Unbelievably, that crystal clear, mesmerizing, audible perfection of […]