This video of Ray Lamontagne playing “You Can Bring Me Flowers” on BBC 4 is the best thing I heard this week. When I first heard this version, I thought it was a cover of an old song by Jackson Browne or Jim Croce or someone equally awesome. I’d totally forgotten that it’s actually a recent song from Mr. Lamontagne’s wholly underrated 2006 album Till the Sun Turns Black.
RIYL: slide guitar, Cat Stevens, awesome things, good music
I know, I know — you’re probably cheering for an encore after that, so here’s another great performance, from that same great session, of a song from that same great album.