Musical palate cleanser, one good song edition

If you’re like me and you have a large music collection, you’ve probably got more than a few albums that are largely forgettable, except there’s that one terrific song you really love that justifies keeping the album around.  Dolly Varden is an obscure Americana group out of Nashville, I believe.  I’ve had their album The Dumbest Magnets for a while and I couldn’t tell you about a single song on the record — except for the title track, which I’ve loved from the first time I heard it.  I’ll go out of my way to spin it on my iPod.

Anyway, here it is.

There’s something about that guitar solo midway through that always gets me.  It’s not particularly technically proficient, but the chording hits me every time.  And the coda is beautiful.

You’ll probably tell me I’m getting way too much out of it.  That’s okay.  We’ve all got songs like that, right?



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8 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, one good song edition

  1. dubyadee

    3 Strange Days – School of Fish


  2. Got Cowdog

    “Mexican Dog” – Chute Nine


  3. Raleighwood Dawg

    Thanks for sharing. One of my obscure favorites: Fastball – Sweetwater, Texas … a gem buried at the end of their All the Pain Money Can Buy album.


  4. Not really an obscure artist but Robert Earl Keen’s “Something I Do” always puts a smile on my face.


  5. Red Cup

    They ok, but ain’t no Bloodrock!


  6. People Who Died by Jim Carroll Band.