MUSIC MONDAY: Kansas City by The New Basement Tapes

Last week, we featured the New Basement Tapes and I completely fell in love with their sound.  I was racking my brain who were the band members and why they’re so familiar, when I stumbled upon another single, Kansas City.

This Nov. 9, 2014 photo shows, from left, Jim James, Rhiannon Giddens, Marcus Mumford, Taylor Goldsmith and Elvis Costello posing in in New York in promotion of "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes," an album produced by T Bone Burnett and created by the musicians using lyrics written by Bob Dylan for the legendary "basement tapes" recordings. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

This Nov. 9, 2014 photo shows, from left, Jim James, Rhiannon Giddens, Marcus Mumford, Taylor Goldsmith and Elvis Costello posing in in New York in promotion of “Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes,” an album produced by T Bone Burnett and created by the musicians using lyrics written by Bob Dylan for the legendary “basement tapes” recordings. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

This group was put together by T Bone Burnett to add music to the lyrics written by the legendary Bob Dylan.  These lyrics were called the basement tapes recordings.  Wow.  Just wow.

OH.  MY.  GOD.  Isn’t that amazing?  Even Johnny Depp got in the action, playing a few tracks on the album!

Anyway, here’s Kansas City for you.  I hope I get to see this group play live.  Too bad, I think they just rallied for that one invite-only concert.  I would have paid to see this group play.

MUSIC MONDAY: When I Get My Hands on You by The New Basement Tapes

I’m about 160 days till my wedding.  Yup.  I only have that amount of time.  A little under 6 months, and still there’s a long list of to do’s.  But if there’s something I truly enjoy doing, it’s putting together Our Ultimate Wedding Playlist.

I stumbled upon this song on Spotify (like most of my Music Monday selections) and I like the soft and easy going tune to it.  The New Basement Tapes is something I have never listened to before, but the mix of country and melancholy made me consider this song as part of our prenup photos.

Photo from The Daily Herald

Photo from The Daily Herald

When it comes to these ballads, I tend to gravitate to voices that are not your usual pop tunes.  Of course, my love for pop music will always be there, but when an eclectic piece like this comes your way, matched with the perfect lyric, it’s quite hard to refuse making it a new favorite.

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Who wouldn’t fall in love with that?