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Live From Here at Tanglewood

Hannah Hart Beat

Hi. Hello. Hola. Hey. How are you, Hart Beat? Long time no talk. I hope you’ve been well, I promise I haven’t forgotten about you all here on the blog. The G.D. book is coming along. Drafts one and two are officially finished and the third should be done by the end of July. Whew.

Yesterday a friend of mine came up from the city to visit the Berkshires and see Live From Here recorded at Tanglewood in right here in the Berkshires. It wasn’t until we walked on the grounds for the concert that the production is the new iteration of Prarie Home Companion formally with Garrison Keilor. Long story short (sup Instagram stories) the concert was amazing and introduced me to an entirely new group of musicians. Chris Thile, Lake Street Dive, I’m With Her, Punch Brothers were all there and played in various combinations. I loved every minute.

Hannah Hart Beat

If you want to hear the recording you can download it or stream it here. I highly recommend it and then looking up the musicians that performed. And if you want something quicker here’s my favorite song performed at another live event. Thought you might like it, Hart Beat. Talk soon, I promise.

Everything Is Free cover by Sylvan Esso and Flock of Dimes

Hi Hart Beat! Before I get to today’s official #HappyFriday post I want to share a beautiful little song that I heard about today on my usual Friday listen of Pop Culture Happy Hour. At the end of the show the music recommendation god himself, Stephen Thompson, gave an amazing shout out to a live cover that was released this week on the site A.V. Club.

In the cover Sylvan Esso and Flock of Dimes sing Gillian Welch’s “Everything is Free” for the site that asks independent musicians to sing a cover off a list that is constantly being chipped away at. The result of this collaboration and cover is so perfect and more beautiful than anything I’ve heard in a while. Since hearing the first clip this morning on the podcast I’ve been listening to it on repeat. I hope you love it too, Hart Beat.

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Photo by @sylvanesso.

Shakey Graves, you and I both know

Oh Hart Beat. You know that feeling when you meet someone and you just can’t get enough of them? You want to see them in the morning, you text them all day and then when you see them it’s just rainbows and cupcakes over and over again. Well, tonight that feeling will come to you via Hart Beat and via the amazing artist Shakey Graves.

I came across Shakey Graves aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia on my internet wanderings and now I can’t get enough of him. The Texan artist has been on the scene for a few years now and I can’t believe this is the first I’m hearing his music. According to critics, the one man act Shakey Graces plays “unique blues-infused flapicking style with a voice that can flicker from a fragile whisper to a startling howl.:
Unfortunetly, Shakey Graves is another one of those artists who has not made the way to Spotify. This really bums me out because all I want to do on my morning commute is listen to his amazing voice and obsessive beat. Hey Mr. Rose-Garcia, help a girl out and put some tracks on there please?
I hope you like Shakey Graves as much as I do and give these two tracks a listen. If you want more all you have to do is go to youtube and search a way. There are so many amazing live songs that I had a hard time picking ones to put here.
P.S. You think Alejandro looks familair. Does sometime along the lines of The Swede sound familiar. Yup, that’s right. Alejandro played Julie Taylors older (swedish?) lover on Friday Night Lights once upon a time. You’re welcome internet.
And one more, just for good luck…

Jenny Lewis live on WNYC

As if I didn’t love WNYC enough, tonight I found out that my favorite Jenny Lewis recorded a few songs live on “The Soundcheck.” UM WHAT. Jenny, why are you doing this to me. According to the episode Jenny has a new solo album coming out this June. This weekend she’ll be playing at Governor’s Ball in New York. Side note, I almost bought tickets just to see her in concert.. Glad I didn’t but sad I won’t see Jenny. I am so jealous of my roommate who works at Refinery29 saw her at the office today for a photo shoot. No big.

This fall HBO’s Girls premiered a new Jenny Lewis song, “Completely Not Me” (previously featured on Hart Beat) and I’ve been dying to know if this meant a new album. I am so glad to hear that the rumors are true and The Voyager will be gracing us with it’s presence this July. Thank you so much to WNYC and “The Soundcheck” for brining us this amazing live session and interview about her upcoming album. Uou can listen bellow to Jenny singing live “Just One of the Guys,” “Rise Up With Fists”(one of my favorite songs) and “The Voyager” or just listen to one of her new songs via the youtube clip. Happy listening, Hart Beat.


Slow it down tonight

Evening, Hart Beat. I’m not sure if you’ve listened to this song from the famous Lumeneers album but if not, well, you’re gonna love it. I’m probably way behind the times but I don’t care. This song is hitting every directly on the head and this live version below is even better. So Hart Beat, happy Thursday night to you.

The Lumineers sing “Slow It Down”

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One of the best Johnny Cash tributes

Hi there. I hope you’re having a nice Thursday night, Hart Beat. I came across this video tonight and and I wish, however impossibly, that the music video compilation had been around all my life. You know that feeling when you find something that you know you’ll love so much you kind of get sad because you miss it already? Well that’s how I feel about finding this incredible monument to the great Johnny Cash.

In the video watch Brandon Flowers preform “I Came To Believe”, Father John Misty coo “Baby Ride Easy”, and Local Natives sing “Out Among The Stars” all from Johnny Cash’s posthumous record Out Among the Stars. I can’t figure out what I wish most, that I was sitting with the Father when he sang this song, that I had filmed the video myself, or that Johnny could sing one song there at the end for all of us. I think the latter. I hope you love this as much as I do, Hart Beat.

Thank you La Blogotheque for making this gem.
These two.

Blue jeans, white shirt

Hola Hart Beat. I can’t believe that it’s January already. I also can’t believe that this blog has been going on for as long as it has. I want to take a minute to thank all you lovely readers out there. Since it is January and it’s cold let’s listen to some music, shall we?

Miss. Lana del Rey has been featured over and over again here on Hart Beat and even though she doesn’t have any new music out lately, I think she deserves some respect for this amazing remix of the ever classic “Blue Jeans.”

“Blue Jeans (RAC Remix” by Lana del Rey
So good, right? Now I have another song to share with you, dear readers. Please don’t hate me. Since I love Lana’s music so much when I heard that Miley Cyrus was covering “Summertime Sadness” I was revolted. I listened to it to mock the poor girl, and BOOM, I fell in love with the song. She sings it so well! How do you do that Miley?! Who are you! Why don’t you sing like this all the time! So forgive me, Hart Beat. Miley Cyrus has joined the team. Just give her one chance and listen to her sing here.
Miley Cyrus singing “Summertime Sadness”
It’s okay, I’m a little sad about it too Lana.

Crazy, Part Two

Hi Hart Beat. Last March I went through a huge Patsy Cline kick. I even wrote a post dedicated to one of my favorite songs, written by my favorite Willie Nelson and sung by Patsy Cline. Almost one year later I give you The Kills singing “Crazy,” maybe even better than Patsy herself.

The Kills recording an acoustic version of “Crazy”
I’m crazy for feeling so lonely
I’m crazy, crazy for feeling so blue
I knew you’d love me as long as you waned
And then some day
You’d leave me for somebody new

Alt-J, let’s tessellate

Hi Hart Beat. I’ve been listening to a lot of alt-j lately and I was so happy to find this NPR Tiny Desk Concert tonight on youtube. Honestly, one of the reasons I love alt-j is the simplicity of the music and hearing them play acoustic is even better. I want them to have a concert in my apartment. Who wants to come?

P.S. The first song they sing here is one of my favorites. I’ve put “Tessellate” on the Hart Beat playlist and if you want me to add more just let me know.
Triangles are my favorite shape
Three points where two lines meet
Toe to toe, back to back, let’s go, my love; it’s very late
‘Til morning comes, let’s tessellate

Alt-J, let’s tessellate

Hi Hart Beat. I’ve been listening to a lot of alt-j lately and I was so happy to find this NPR Tiny Desk Concert tonight on youtube. Honestly, one of the reasons I love alt-j is the simplicity of the music and hearing them play acoustic is even better. I want them to have a concert in my apartment. Who wants to come?

P.S. The first song they sing here is one of my favorites. I’ve put “Tessellate” on the Hart Beat playlist and if you want me to add more just let me know.
Triangles are my favorite shape
Three points where two lines meet
Toe to toe, back to back, let’s go, my love; it’s very late
‘Til morning comes, let’s tessellate