Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Weekly Neville's Quarter Acoustic Breakdown Update

Hello everyone.
New songs, check it out.

We added Front Country, Sam Bush, Bryan Sutton, Mary Gauthier, and The Way Down Wanderers to the playlist this Saturday morning. Respectively, their songs are "Sake of the Sound," "Play By Your Own Rules," "Chase The Moon," "Mercy Now," and "Heading North." 

The breakdown of the awesomtastic songs is below.

"Sake of the Sound"
By Front Country
This song will likely give you goosebumps. At first it draws you in, as powerfully as the smell of coffee in the morning. We suspect it has something to do with the rhythm... it's mesmerizing. The vocals are powerful and awesome. The words are all too appropriate. It's all about "the sound" and quite literally you'll love this song for "the sound." It's a bit ridiculous actually, how much the words of this song are just reflecting exactly what you're feeling while listening.

"Play By Your Own Rules"
By Sam Bush
Great folk feel to this song; it's old, authentic, and bursting with life.  Sam Bush is a legendary mandolin player in bluegrass circles. This is a song about making your own decisions and your own rules for how your life should go. We hope to possibly make it to Merle Fest, where he'll be playing this summer.

"Chase The Moon"
By Bryan Sutton
This is a great pairing with the previous Sam Bush song. Similar frantic, upbeat, running through the cornfields, feel. The song is actually sort of about that, the feeling that you can't stop chasing something. In this case, the thing they're chasing is a love they can't get. Must be maddening cuz this song just doesn't want to stop once you press play.

"Mercy Now"
By Mary Gauthier
The pace of our playlist goes way down, once this song starts playing. Mary is so relaxing to listen to; her voice is intimate and soulfully honest. This is such a sad song, about people she loves, people who are in trouble, people who carry tremendous stress, and who really could use some kindness and help. We like Mary and her compassionate sad song... it's really great music, check her out.

"Heading North"
By The Way Down Wanderers
We had to flip a coin on which Way Down Wanderers song we would use for the playlist this week, we were both so passionate about their songs. You will love their stuff too. This song's about traveling up North to be with someone whom they love and about their journey it takes to get there. There's lots to like about this song. If you're interested in hearing more check out the song Dead Birds; there is some really fun string instrumentals to listen to in that song.


Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Weekly Neville's Quarter Acoustic Breakdown Update - March 3rd, 2018

It's a new month and we're feelin' good this Saturday listening to these chill songs we have found for you all today. 

We added Caitlin Washburn, Mary Rocap, Sara WatkinsAnna Tivel, and Mt. Joy to the playlist today. Respectively, their songs are "Words of Love," "A Fickle Wind," "Long Hot Summer Days," "Riverside Hotel," and "Jenny Jenkins." The breakdown of the songs is below.

"Words of Love"
By Caitlin Washburn
If Bob Dylan had a better voice and was female, we think you'd get someone like Caitlin Washburn. With Bob's friends, the harmonica and guitar, Caitlin tells some great stories and shares some feelings that will surely resonate with you. She's a local of Carborro, North Carolina, and we happen to be playing with her on March 12th at the Cave! We are super excited to hear her live and hope you will join us.

"A Fickle Wind"
By Mary Rocap
This song has an unexpected lilt to it, much like a fickle wind. She sings the most interesting intervals (I went to a piano and figured it out, it's a minor 6th) in the chorus. It's a soft song and is relaxing but it tingles with peculiar musical twists; perhaps you'd call this jazzy folk music. Mary Rocap is a skilled songwriter and singer from North Carolina. Listen to her this Wednesday (3/7/18) on our weekly facebook live!

"Long Hot Summer Days"
By Sara Watkins
Long hot summer days are what we're longing for and this song is a pretty good substitute to have while we wait. We are so impressed with the feel of this song, it drags like it's dripping with summer sweat and it's as sweet sounding as that fruit jar full of iced tea. We know Sara Watkins from Nickle Creek and love her solo stuff; she's got an great mix of Americana styles in her music. This song though was the perfect fit for the playlist... so yes, you're welcome.

"Riverside Hotel"
By Anna Tivel
WHAT an outrageously beautifully written song this is. Warning = it's kind of sad. But you'll love it... we promise... Anna Tivel is from Portland, Oregon, and to copy from her facebook page bio: "Anna Tivel has spend some quality hours in a dodge caravan repeating lyrical lines over and over until the words fall in time with the windshield wipers." She writes in dodge caravans in the rain, we absolutely love her and her music. This song that we feature is telling the story of a homeless person who has stationed himself across from the construction site of a "riverside hotel." The images, the sounds, and the perspective described for the listener is truly worth a listening to.

"Jenny Jenkins"
By Mt. Joy
We chose this song, we have to confess, because of the artwork on the album. We walked by their album in a store months ago and I guess it really made an impression because here we are today, finding it on Spotify. We played a few of their songs and have found that their sound is equally matched to the coolness of their artwork. Jenny Jenkins is a song about two young trouble makers, living life with no regrets. This is a band you want to know about; especially for their fresh folk sound. This song is a lot of fun and we bet you'll hear it and want to follow them on Spotify.