music mommas

31 Aug

before i moved to a bleeding red state, i lived in a large, sometimes progressive, always bankrupt state which is home to KCRW. (you can listen online, morning becomes eclectic is the show that i love to listen to when i’m looking for some new tunes to add to my collection). and this is where i also found mary gauthier.

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i heard her sultry voice come across the airways with these wonderfully simple lyrics:
Fish swim
Birds fly
Daddies yell
Mamas cry
Old men
Sit and think
I drink

this woman didn’t even write a song until she was 35 years old.  i love that. she had a rough road and lives to sing about it.

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momma loves a harmonica!

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