“Buddha Blues” by Will Kimbrough, from the album “I Like It Down Here”

Delta Blues from Will,  the rest of the album is an eclectic mix of Folk and Americana.

Well worth the wait of five years for this song.

“The Wayfarer” by Bruce Springsteen, from the album “Western Stars”

Couldn’t have a Song Of The Day without one from the Boss, one of the better songs of the newest album.

 

 

It’s the same sad story
Love and glory goin’ ’round and ’round
It’s the same old cliché
A wanderer on his way, slippin’ from town to town
Some find peace here on the sweet streets
The sweet streets of home
Where kindness falls and your heart calls 
For a permanent place of your own

I’m a wayfarer, baby
I drift from town to town
When everyone’s asleep and the midnight bells sound
My wheels are hissin’ up the highway
Spinning ’round and ’round

You start out slow in a sweet little bungalow
Something two can call home
Then rain comes fallin’
The blues come calling, and you’re left with a heart of stone

Some folks are inspired sitting by the fire
Slippers tucked under the bed
But when I go to sleep I can’t count sheep 
For the white lines in my head

I’m a wayfarer, baby
I roam from town to town
When everyone’s asleep and the midnight bells sound
My wheels are hissin’ up the highway
Spinning ’round and ’round

Where are you now? Where are you now?
Where are you now?

I’m a wayfarer, baby
I roam from town to town
When everyone’s asleep and the midnight bells sound
My wheels are hissin’ up the highway
Spinning ’round and ’round

I’m a wayfarer, baby, I’m a wayfarer, baby
I’m a wayfarer, baby, I’m a wayfarer, baby
I’m a wayfarer, baby, I’m a wayfarer, baby
I’m a wayfarer, baby, I’m a wayfarer, baby

“Lady in the Spotlight” by JP Harris, from the album “Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing”

‘Lady in the Spotlight’ a very relevant tale with the #MeToo movement in the news as it addresses the darker side of the music industry. Released in 2018 songs from the album keep popping up on everyones playlists here ar TMEfm.

 

 

“The Day We Learn Why” by Rob Heath, from the album Ticket to Everywhere.

 

Canadian Rob wrote a profound song, a sad song, a song not to enjoy but to savor.

 

 

She invites me to her room; One that she’ll be leaving soon
Eyes that tell with no regret; Secrets I’m too young to get
Maybe I’m not ready yet

I start to play she sings along almost like she wrote the song
She remembers how it goes all those words and all those notes
That I’d forgotten why I wrote

Heaven knows that the most important days of our lives
Are the day we were born and the day we learn why

Laid bare in her hospital gown and all the ways it strips you down
Its such a humbling sight to see her finding in that melody
A part of who she used to be

Though I came here to entertain she seems to have forgot her pain
I tell myself “She’s showing you the purpose in this thing you do
I wonder who is helping who.”

Edmonton-based singer/songwriter Rob Heath is first and foremost a storyteller. Nothing human is alien to Heath; hence he has a keen eye for observance of the human condition and an ardent ear for putting it all to music.

Heath’s songs speak of the lessons- good and bad- he has obviously learned during his life. Emotionally, he resides in a borderless world. His songs run the gamut from: whimsical, skeptical, explosive, introspective, hopeful, heart-rending, brooding, clever, and at times simply about true love and all of them brutally honest.

The concept of being concise does not escape him, and he presents astute assessments of life in a three to four minute format. The delivery is succinct, and his approach is what makes Heath’s vocals noteworthy. His phrasing allows the lyric to shine.

There’s myriad subject matter and musical styles, yet there is a tie that binds. It’s that Heath’s music is relatable poetry, supported by listener-stickable melodies.

The quality of Heath’s songwriting has been widely recognized. Over the years accolades for his songs have been many: won first place in the Calgary Folk Music Festival “Songwriting Contest”, won the New Folk competition at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival, and won a Canadian Radio Music Award for “Songwriter of the Year”, nominated for Canadian Folk Music Award’s “Songwriter of the Year”. Over 200 radio stations on six continents have played his music, and he’s been on songwriting panels for AMIA, WCMA and SAC. He has had publishing deals with Glen Campbell Music, Don Goodman Music and Criterion/Atlantic Music.