“Tall Tall Shadows” and “Infamous” by Basia Balut

Canadian singer-songwriter Basia Balut is so underrated it hurts.

She is a multi-instrumentalist with a powerful voice to go with her equally powerful lyrics. She takes my breath away.

Here are two of my favorites:

Chris Thile’s Midas Touch & The Unassuming Genius of Bluegrass

Mandolinist, singer, songwriter, and composer Chris Thile is a busy man. Here is a list of only some of his more popular projects:

  • Punch Brothers (mandolinist, singer, songwriter, composer)
  • Nickel Creek (mandolinist, singer, songwriter, composer)
  • The Goat Rodeo Sessions: Stuart Duncan, Yo Yo Ma, and Edgar Meyer (mandolinist, singer, songwriter, composer)
  • Host of “Live from Here” (formerly the famous and famously boring “Prairie Home Companion”)
  • MacArthur Fellow

and so many other projects.

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