Friday, September 5, 2014

Hope Waits - Get Behind The Mule

We're going to stay in Louisiana for our third straight day. In fact, it's our 5th Louisiana artist in the last two weeks alone. All hail the Pelican state!

Hope Waits hails from Monroe, Louisiana, a town on the highway between Shreveport and Jackson, Mississippi and dead center of nowhere good. And like the subject of yesterday's post, this Louisiana native traveled west to record in Los Angeles. Working with producer Peter Malick, Hope Waits kicked out one nice, jazzy album for Radarproof Records back in 2007. Our song today, Get Behind The Mule, written by our smooth throated chanteuse, explores a lovely, sparse country-blues style. It's wonderfully produced with lots of open spaces in the song. A great example of how less is more. Or, to put it another way, it's sometimes what you don't play that matters more than what you do play. The result here is that the open spaces allow for Waits' vocals to float effortlessly as she stirs her brandy with a nail.

You can stream her entire album, Introducing Hope Waits, over at her site located here. Below we're giving you a bonus video of Waits doing I'll Be Satisfied.

Have a good weekend. Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!

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