A Case of the Fridays

Some people are working tomorrow, and others are taking the day off – hopefully you’re a member of the latter group like me, and not the former. If you dug Gavin DeGraw’s breakout hit “I Don’t Want To Be,” you should be digging the soulful “I’m In Love With A Girl,” which pretty much mines the same groove. Gavin DeGraw will be playing with Landon Pigg at the 9:30 Club this Friday, February 29th.

MP3: I’m In Love With A GirlGavin DeGraw

I had never heard of Chuck Ragan (above) until this past weekend, when his track “The Boat” caught my ear in a CD store back home, and I had to ask the clerk who it was. Turns out he’s got a pretty hardcore past, as far as music goes, as a member of Hot Water Music. But this is an acoustic-based track that makes great use of his husky rasp of a voice and tops it with some electric slide guitar work that completes this soaring track. Take a listen.

MP3: The BoatChuck Ragan