It’s been a week made hectic by a mate battling with life after tik (meth), poor people (i visited) fighting for their homes against a corporation, apathy from the ‘justice’ system regards my attempted murder, and way too many deaths on the road through our little town.
I had a purging death-metal-yesterday…but this morning it’s been the feather sounds of Matt Corby and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes.
I’m continuing that vibe, and sharing with you, the mellow music and warm talents of Meklit Hadero and Quinn DeVeaux. In it, there’s a Sam Cooke and an Arcade Fire cover.
Meklit Hader is a singer from San Francisco whose known for mixing Ethiopian and American folk influences with jazz and pop. She’s had songs appear in the movies Jeremy Fink and The Meaning of Life.
Quinn DeVeaux made his reputation singing soul and classic blues. His songs love the past but stretch to the present state of joy.
Together, as MEKLIT & QUINN, they’ve released a self-titled album fill of covers.