Ladies and gentlemen, “I Believe in You,” by Black Dub.
Black Dub has Daniel Lanois on guitar, piano and lap steel; Trixie Whitley on vocals and a bit of drums; Daryl Johnson on bass; and Brian Blade on drums. What a band. Although Daniel Lanois is known for his wizardry behind the console as a producer, the Black Dub debut album feels raw most of the time as if the effects were turned off so we could focus more on the band playing off each other. I listened to the album at least once a day every day for the first month I had it. It left a huge impression on me. They’ve posted several videos recorded Live Off The Floor.
Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John’s, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.