New Music For Old People: Damien Rice, Josh Kelley, Ziggy Marley



Al Kooper

Al Kooper

This column is like the title says — its intention is to fill the gap for those of us who were satiated musically in the ’60s and then searched desperately as we aged for music we could relate to and get the same buzz from nowadaze. iTunes was the answer for me in 2003 and I have been following the new releases every Tuesday ever since I realized there was an endless stream of music I could enjoy there.

I also include older items that I felt were obscure originally and might not have been heard back then. The reason I am writing this column is to make sure others don’t miss this wonderful music. These are not top ten items; but they SHOULD’VE been!

1. Damien Rice – “The Blower’s Daughter”

This from O, Damien’s breakout debut album of 2003 that floored me. So far, he has not been able to equal or top it, but I always check to see if there are more masterpieces like this one still lurking in his decade-older head and hands. You’ll be the first to know, but meanwhile…

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2. Josh Kelley – “Two Cups of Coffee”

He doesn’t need anybody’s help. He married Kathryn Heigl from Grey’s Anatomy and they have two adopted kids. He sings, she acts, and life have been good to both of them. They’re like two cups of coffee in the morning. DAMN! I just tipped his hat/song. This is from 2005.

3. Ziggy Marley – “You”

A new track by another son of The One. Ziggy has a new album out entitled Fly Rasta and the branch has not fallen far from the tree as usual — maybe a more modern bass sound, but what the hey…

This column originally appeared on The Morton Report. Click for more great selections from Al Kooper! As always, show some love to the Morton Report!

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