Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Myron Samuels (left) and Samuel James (right) perform in Monument Square
I just got back from a dash down to the Farmer's Market in Monument Square. Hard to resist since I can see it outside my window here in Press Heraldville. During my stroll with a pal to purchase mini-cukes, blueberries and pita bread I heard and saw no less that four different musical acts doing their thing.
Said another way; I Love Portland!
I got a smile from the king of roots and blues Mr. Samuel James who was playing and singing with Mr. Myron Samuels on harmonica and foot tambourine.
Between songs Sam told me he'd send an advance copy of "And For The Dark Road Ahead" which isn't due to be released until the fall. I said something along the lines of "Well, Sam, if you absolutely insist."
If the name Samuel James is new to you, fear not, I'm here to help.
Here's the video to his tune "Nineteen" youtube.com/watch
and here's his unbelieavable version of MJ's "Billie Jean" youtube.com/watch
Aimsel Ponti has been obsessed with - and inspired by- music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She's a huge fan of the local music scene and interviews an act every week for "Making Noise" which runs in the Press Herald GO section. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets.