One of the things I really enjoy about the 300 songs project is taking requests. Several people suggested I give a listen to Joss Stone - an artist I'd never heard of. Yes. I live under a rock in a teeny tiny town in Midwest America. Don't judge.
I found a copy of her CD at the local thrift shop, which reminded me to check out her music. One song that really stuck out was "Less is More" - a reggae-funk tune that had a soulful groove. But all I could hear, the more I listened, was this ragtime back beat. So naturally, I went to Des and said "can you do this in a ragtime style?"
Yes. He most assuredly can, as today's video illustrates.
So for all you Joss Stone requesters out there, here's a ragtime jazzed up version to enjoy. I dare you to not be trying to Charleston before the end of the tune. The groove is that infectious.
Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, and while I love seein my kid get dressed up, it always bums me when the parents (who do most of the heavy lifting, let's be honest), get the short end of the "treat" stick. So I've teamed up with Amazon to give away my book today. […]
"Why do you blog so much?' It was a valid question. And I tried to be open to where the truth laid within me. Silence. Not because I was unwilling to answer, but because the tears started choking me. I mungled my way through some explanation about how it's an outlet for me to talk […]