Mark King, one of the better bass players out there
The pride of KC
Was kicking around a topic for Friday Music Day, and this was one that came to mind: do you have any song (or songs) that you somehow against all odds have in your playlists that are not in a genre that you typically like?
I have a few that stand out on my phone's song list, but here's one that jumped out at me (since alphabetically the group appears at the top of the list):
16 Horsepower is described by Every Noise At Once as "gothic americana", and if you follow their link for gothic americana, there is not one name there that I have even heard of, let alone enjoy (although I enjoy the band name "Joe Buck Yourself").
Throw down your random ten, folks!
Bear has made a solid name for himself in the soundtrack world; Mrs. Runner even knows of his work (Outlander soundtracks)
And my favorite of his works:
My choir director is always regaling us with St. Olaf choir raves*, and I'm always impressing on him that Concordia College (Moorhead) is just as accomplished, in their own style. René Clausen conducts this masterpiece, and you can hear the cool precision of the voices.
*it's gratifying to see the MN choir gems getting cred from MO music educators
I don't know King Huron from Adam, but I like this song when it pops up on the radio. One of my song of the year nominations.
RIP James Horner -- would have been 65 today
From A Beautiful Mind soundtrack
Not my favoritest neo-prog groups, but they have a lot of gems nonetheless.
Doing something different here; I love this series that Rick Beato has been doing, and he has filled YouTube with a crapton of music appreciation videos, interviews, rants, and teaching videos -- check them out sometime.
Venture Bros season 7 has hit the airwaves