The Lagniappe Sessions: Michael Nau

Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus.

Last November we debuted a track off of Michael Nau’s solo debut, Mowing, out now via Suicide Squeeze Records. And though this record bears Nau’s name alone, it’s a fine addition to the canon of Cotton Jones’ brand of Cosmic American Music. There’s no lack of Whitney McGraw’s smoky backup vocals and glacial autoharp, and no lack of marimba-touched exotica paired with pedal-steel country.

This latest installment of the  Lagniappe Sessions features Nau solo, in a trio of lo-fi, homemade covers, paying tribute to the likes of the unsung Kevin Coyne, fellow cosmic wanderer Damien Jurado and reggae avatar, Bob Marley, The artist, in his own words, below…

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