In my last post Acoustic Music Love, I realized that I had missed some of my favorite acoustic songs. I thought today I could include a few more. If any of you have one’s you think I missed please post a comment with a link so I can check it out.
Place to Be -Nick Drake 1972
Nick Drake is sad rainy day music.Â It’s not necessarily that his music is uber sad. It just seems to go with a gray day. Drake makes amazing music mixing his guitar sound with his voice for a perfect blend of sadness. Â I became a Nick Drake fan when I was working on the VW website 10 years ago and they released a commercial using Pink Moon. Â After one view of the commercial I went out and bought his cd’s.Â You may be familiar with his Northern Sky (I couldn’t find the album version which I think is the best) which seems to be in a lot of chick flicks in the last few years.
The Needle and the Damage Done -Neil Young
A simple song of guitar and Neil sung without a doubt with experience. Â I love the guitar work on this. The walking base line and the sad tone set of the subject using the guitar.
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes -Crosby, Stills & Nash
Not only can they harmonize incredible well they can also play their guitars.Â This cut doesn’t show off their combined skills, it still shows a strong portion of what makes them great.Â Check out the solo section with one guitar in the break (at about 5:10).Â Is there any doubtÂ Stephen Stills can play? Masters of the acoustic tune.Â Another favorite of mine is Wasted On The Way
Somehow some way I have seen America live in concert 5 or so times. I never sought them out but after every show I have thought wow those guys could play. If you get a chance to see them I would do it.
Romeo And Juliet -The Killers (Dire Straits Cover)
I love the Dire Straits version but they seem to be copyright nazi’s and I couldn’t find a good version of it. The Killers did a cover of it and its featured hear. Â If you can find it seek out the Dire Straits version its great.
If You Could Read My Mind -Gordon Lightfoot
I don’t know when I was exposed to Gord’s gold but I have been hooked since. I remember singing Sundown around the house when I was in 2nd grade.Â This is my favorite of Gordon.Â I love this live version. It shows the passion of the song. Another favorite is The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
I wish music today showed more of these songs, a passion, a love and a master of their craft.