Early Sunday morning. The West End Gallery show is delivered and with the studio feeling almost empty now, I take a small breath of relief. Outside, it’s dark and shadowy as a soft rain falls, bringing the parched earth that same breath of relief. Kind of a hazy, unfocused morning. I think I’ll take this time to relax just a bit before plunging back into the new work that waits for me.
For a gray morning, here’s a song, Hey Joe, that is best known for the version done by the inimitable Jimi Hendrix. I thought I would try to take the morning in a brighter direction so I’ll show it as done in a more upbeat bluegrassy fashion by Tim O’Brien. He has a way of giving songs a different twist that I find appealing. His version of Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues is a great example with it’s mandolin and hambone handslaps. On Hey Joe, O’Brien is joined by Jerry Douglas, the master of the dobro. Together, they make a dark song seem less ominous.
Good way to start a dark Sunday.