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

Kevin Morby returns this week with his second installment for our ongoing cover series, the Lagniappe Sessions. In 2015, Morby paid tribute to ‘Nashville’ Dylan, American Water-era Silver Jews and offered an inspired transfiguration of the Germs “Caught In My Eye,” a cover that later appeared on his lp, City Music and our Lagniappe Sessions lp with Light in the Attic Records.

This week, Morby returns with a new batch, recorded shortly after his recent relocation from his adopted hometown of Los Angeles back to the midwest. In this late-night session, Morby takes winter solace summoning the ghost of Townes Van Zandt, the spirit of modern folk hero Gillian Welch, and taps into his past life as co-frontperson of Brooklyn’s the Babies. In his own words, Morby:

“This is what it sounds like at 1 AM in my living room in Kansas City when it’s 20 degrees out. It’s just me and my heater singing Gillian and Townes as well as a song I wrote in another lifetime. I’ll be playing all of these at some point on my upcoming North American tour and I hope to see you there, but for now here’s me doing them on the first take for only the ear of my beer, and now you. My poster of Patsy Cline is staring at me from behind a silk tree wondering what I am up to and Be Here To Love Me is on pause waiting to be resumed. Thank you and goodnight.”

Kevin Morby :: Miss Ohio (Gillian Welch)
Kevin Morby :: Colorado Girl (Townes Van Zandt)
Kevin Morby :: When She Don’t Need Me (Townes Van Zandt)
Kevin Morby :: Mess Me Around (The Babies)


Previously: The Lagniappe Sessions: Kevin Morby covers The Germs, Dylan and Silver Jews

Lagniappe Sessions Archives / imagery via d norsen.

4 Responses to “The Lagniappe Sessions :: Kevin Morby / Second Session”

  1. Great, thanks! Are they supposed to be 64 kbps?

  2. thank you thank you! i appreciate any chance i get to listen to Kevin Morby

  3. love the townes covers – thanks Kevin and AD!

  4. These are brilliant! That babies song is so funny! Is there anyway to download these?
    Kevin Morby is my favourite song writer, maybe ever, as well as Townes Van Zandt, so always nice to hear him doing some of his songs. PERFECTION AS ALWAYS

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