What are some of your favorite music Youtube finds? Here are five of mine.
1. Vince Gill & Patty Loveless, “Go Rest High on that Mountain”
This is from George Jones’ memorial service from a couple of years ago. The spoken tributes from Vince and Patty are nice, but if their emotional performance doesn’t move you, then I’m not sure what would.
2. Dierks Bentley, “Riser”
This is Dierks Bentley performing a stripped down version of “Riser” on the Late Show with David Letterman. It’s better than the studio recording.
3. Rhiannon Giddens, “Cry No More”
This is Rhiannon Giddens, from the Carolina Chocolate Drops, performing “Cry No More.” It was recorded in response to the recent Charleston shootings and it’s very powerful.
4. Isaiah Qualls, “Middle of June”
I’ve been reading a blog for a few years and the blogger randomly posted a YouTube link of her son singing last summer. Out of curiosity, I clicked on it and was surprised at how genuinely great it was. This was recorded in the basement of his parents’ house, but the sound quality is surprisingly crisp, not to mention Qualls’ rich vocal performance. It’s not country, but it’s something that I’ve listen to very often.
5. Jeff Daniels, “That’s How I Got to Memphis”
From HBO’s The Newsroom, this is Jeff Daniels covering Tom T. Hall. It’s indulgent and kind of strange outside of the context of the show, but Daniels does a nice job covering a good song and it’s always nice when a great country song is featured in a popular television show.