“Exploring the beautiful world of African-American Roots and Americana. Including Acoustic Folk Pop artists such as Allison Russell, Sreejit Poole, Amythyst Kiah, and Ben Harper, as well as Black Americana artists such as Rhiannon Giddens, and Leyla McCalla.” – Amy
The pitter patter of my life is like a 9 beat song – pitter patter – well – more like I stomp through it hoping for the best, with head down, and glancing both ways to dodge those 8 beat bangers and 6 beat romantics – knocking into others as I don’t figure into their rhythm – grooving to 9 means you probably can’t jam out with friends, instead you’re careful that this word, this look, this smile expresses this moment in a way that others can understand, and feel natural about, it can look – unperturbed – apathetic – cool to outsiders, but in reality is always one ad lib away from total self-destruction.
This is a cool 9 beat (at least that’s how I hear it) song written by Rhiannon Giddens and performed by Our Native Daughters
“These are the Alternative Indie Soul artists that are making their own way through the music industry. From the folk-pop spiritual lyricism of Sreejit Poole to the Psychedelic Soul vibrations of Frank Ocean. They are showing the many avenues that musicians of color are moving in today.” – River