Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-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: