Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Busker Days: Richard Brandenburg: "This Love We've Been Living Through"



A couple weeks ago I surfaced to some new sounds around North Berkeley BART. That's the beauty of busker music - it is not tacked down to any particular place or time and you never know what you're gonna hear. And sometimes the tempo, melodies and words conspire to make a stressed out world-weary working stiff pause and think about things and look around a bit. This conspiratorial trio - tempo, melody, words - as found in old-time country music always seems to do the trick, hand delivering a heaping of heartache on the sweetest plate of music around.

Local singer songwriter Richard Brandenburg follows in this tradition with his composition This Love We've Been Living Through. Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. Excellent write-up and I love the song. It just looped about ten times and I enjoyed it more each time around. Richard, your voice is superb - perfect for the song in my opinion. Thank you Richard, and Jack for sharing your talents with the rest of us.

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  2. Another nice one, Jack. The song certainly stands on it's own, but I can't help wondering what it would sound like with a Dobro and a Mando. While I'm at it, I'll arrange it with stand up bass thumpin' away and a washboard.

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  3. Richard BrandenburgMay 6, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Thanks for the nice comments! This and other songs are available on my album, Flickering Dreams, available through CD Baby.
    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/richardbrandenburg

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