There’s nothing like a tale of life in the big house to put your life in better perspective. Dan Baker’s song “365 Days” owes a bit of a debt to Tom Waits but who doesn’t really. The instrumentation on this song (accordion, restrained percussion and some type of horn) is eclectic and fits with the exotic/terrifying theme.
“365 Days” is off a new album from Dan Baker titled Sad Song Junkie. It came out at the end of 2010 but is just now being played on folk stations across the country. It’s an impressive 2nd record from this up and coming Boston based folkie. Buy it here.
Yesterday Nine Bullets randomly tweeted about a fellow named JD McPherson. Then I saw him charting on non commercial radio and then I see his label is based out of Chicago. SO I couldn’t resist this plug. I’m sure Nine Bullets will have a full post up soon but in the meantime here’s a surprisingly well produced video of the song “North Side Gal” from his HiSTYLE Records debut Signs & Signifiers.