Music is my guilty pleasure. I love all forms of music.
I grew up with “country” music. My parents had the entire Johnny Cash collection. He was an amazing story teller and performer.
Over the years my musical tastes have gone on many adventures. I had the great fortune of seeing the AMAZING Warren Zevon in 1982 I think. This was back before big elaborate stages and extravaganzas. This was him and his band on stage playing and entertaining.
This was also about the same time I discovered Jimmy Buffett. He is definitely a great story teller and performer. I got my first chance to see him summer of 2016. It was an amazing event.
I still love The Buena Vista Social Club. If you are not familiar look them up. They became known again in the states through film done by Ry Cooder. The recordings are full of traditional Cuban music. The beats are infectious.
Over the years have had many musical obsessions. My newest the recent music coming from (wait for it – yes I am saying this) Justin Timberlake. I have really enjoyed the last two albums. The 20/20 Experience and the Man of the Woods.
Justin’s adult music (I forgive him for the bubblegum phase) is quite extraordinary. He travels with an amazing band “The Tennessee Kids.” They are a strong Memphis sounding band who easily move between pop, soul, and R&B. His singers and dancers round it out to be amazing. If you haven’t seen it “Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids” on Netflix. A docu-concert by The Jonathon Demme.
In 2015 Justin was teamed with Chris Stapleton at the CMA Awards. The did Chris’s song “Tennessee Whiskey” and Justin’s song “Drink You Away.” Here ya go.
Flicking through Youtube the other night I came across this new gem. Its Justin and his band at the 2018 Brits with Special Guest Chris Stapleton. The performance starts with one of the sounds he does best smooth dance blend called “Midnight Summer Jam,” and moves into his newest collaboration with Chris Stapleton “Say Something.”