You know what makes me want to wake up everyday and write a blog? It’s the buzz I get every time a one of a kind singer/songwriter releases an album, a video or a new song. Artists are the life of a blogger. Without them then we don’t have anything to write about. Am I right?
Wednesday Morning Tambourine by Canadian singer/songwriter/poet/writer Don Beekeeper got its official release last June 23. So it is only right to promote the album through a live performance. Don doesn’t tour. He runs a family business which is not music related but proved to be very lucrative. But music and poetry will always be a part of his life and so he writes whenever he has the time. And yes he takes that time alright. His discography goes back to 2011 with the release of Ray. Subsequent EPs and Albums followed. His songs are rooted in the folk/rock/blues tradition with a punk edge.
Shake the Tambourine Baby and The Man Who Fell From Earth are his two new youtube videos. The latter is a song he composed years ago (This song was written 5 or 6 years ago) but only found its spotlight now. The former is a single from his new album Sunday Morning Tambourine. Shake the Tambourine, Baby originally showcases a tambourine and drum sound in the album. Here it is stripped down and raw through his voice and guitar but with a dramatic flare that he is always known for. The Man Who Fell from Earth takes advantage of guitar effects. Don makes it sound sci-fi to enhance the sentiments of the song but really, this is not about aliens. More like a song about alienation.
I am so glad to see Don doing his acoustic performance in youtube again. For those who haven’t heard of him, it is a must. He is Canada’s indie shining star.