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.

04/02/18 Portland OR Mississippi Studios
04/03/18 Portland OR Aladdin Theatre
04/05/18 San Francisco CA The Fillmore
04/06/18 Los Angeles CA Troubadour
04/07/18 Los Angeles CA Troubadour
04/09/18 San Diego CA Casbah
04/10/18 Tucson AZ 191 Toole
04/12/18 Austin TX Barracuda
04/13/18 Austin TX Barracuda
04/14/18 Houston TX White Oak Music Hall
04/16/18 Birmingham AL Saturn
04/17/18 Nashville TN The Basement East
04/18/18 Atlanta GA The EARL
04/20/18 Baltimore MD The Ottobar
04/21/18 New York NY Bowery Ballroom
04/22/18 New York NY Bowery Ballroom
04/24/18 Columbus OH Ace of Cups
04/25/18 Detroit MI El Club
04/26/18 Holland MI Park Theatre – Hope College
04/27/18 Indianapolis IN The HI-FI
04/28/18 Chicago IL Thalia Hall
04/30/18 Madison WI High Noon Saloon
05/01/18 Milwaukee WI The Back Room at Colectivo
05/02/18 Minneapolis MN Cedar Cultural Center
05/04/18 Iowa City IA The Mill
05/05/18 Kansas City MO Record Bar

*All dates with Hand Habits

3 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!

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