Music For 2012
Bill Withers plus Terry Callier plus Richie Havens plus Nick Drake plus early John Martyn equals … Michael Kiwanuka. He’s appearing on many lists of those tipped for popularity this year, and deservedly so. He’s on the same record label as Mumford and Sons, but I prefer him.
His album Home Again is due for release in March, conveniently the month of my birthday, and I can’t wait. Here’s why:
A word, too, for torch singer Ren Harvieu. Recently heard singing the Rolling Stones’ Sister Morphine on a Mojo magazine cover CD, a song she relates to after major hospital treatment, she is a wonderful interpreter of song.
Her own stuff is pretty powerful, too:Vodpod videos no longer available.
Posted on January 1, 2012, in Music and tagged Bill Withers, John Martyn, Michael Kiwanuka, Mojo (magazine), Nick Drake, Ren Harvieu, Richie Havens, Rolling Stones, Terry Callier. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.