I’m sitting at work listening to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist while finishing up some audit work. I commonly listen to less engaging material while I work so I can focus on the work but I felt like some variety this morning. Most of the playlist is forgettable – but I will credit the curators with the inclusion of Jamie N Commons.
Any performer categorized as Modern Gothic Blues has to sit in a pretty narrow niche. I’ll follow the path into the Related Artists Spotify recommends but I’m guessing he has very few contemporaries. His voice is compared to Tom Waits – and I get that, but the variety of styles he successfully synthesizes with the Blues is separate from my experience with Waits.
I’m not certain which of his songs to recommend – but I’ll go with the latest from the performer. Glory.