Alright since we've got another Utahn posting above......
(Good call on Rumspringa......I hear another song from them I really like on Pandora but I couldn't find it on youtube just now. I'll post it when I find it.)
I have recently been reminded of Abney Park - some of their songs are just...quite silly really....(after all, they call themselves a "Post-Apocalyptic Steampunk Band", so a certain amount of silly is to be expected) and I find the lead singer not always easy to understand, but I think they have some good/fun songs.
I have to hear this at least once a year.... freakin' LOVE the POGUES and always will! "Fairytale of New York", also known as "Christmas Eve In The Drunk Tank". If you have a drop of Celtic blood... or a little Irish in your soul.. you'll get this one:
"Them that don't know him won't like him and them that do sometimes won't know how to take him... he ain't wrong, he's just different and his pride won't let him do the things that make you think he's right"
Right now I’m listening to Matthew Byrne, a singer/songwriter from Newfoundland. Here is his song, ‘Adelaide’, a beautifully told tale of the comfort of closure as we navigate this life. Celtic/acoustic/folk
Matthew Byrne - “Adelaide”
Location: 7b at 1050 feet, precipitation average 13 inches, irrigated, Okanagan Valley
So, for the last three years I've been really digging into the whole indie folk/Americana/bluegrass scene and have discovered (for me) some really wonderful bands: Horse Feathers, Head and the Heart, The Staves, Sean Rowe, The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Nickle Creek, Greensky Bluegrass, etc. But for the last week, I've been listening, almost exclusively to Elephant Revival. I'm so smitten with this band's sound. Let me put it this way to see if you may like them ... if you like the background music for the TV series Firefly, you'll LOVE Elephant Revival. Here are a few links to some of their videos to see for yourself. Oh, and they are also brave enough to cover some big hits ..
I've been doing some research on the actor Alan Ladd for one of my (many and often uncompleted) writing projects.
Last night I discovered he did a musical number in one of his movies, which was completely shocking to me. (although it really shouldn't have been, i think even today most actors/actresses are also singers and dancers, although obviously to various levels of skill.)
I now have "Tallahassee" earwoming it's way around my head.