Cowboy Junkies; Caitlin Cary; Sneaky egg shakers; Four part harmonies that don’t just work…they kill.
Why You Should Care:
With last year’s Lean Into The Wind, Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray raised enough of a ruckus that Chicago music critic and Sound Opinions host Greg Kot took notice, citing them as not only one of 2014’s buried treasures, but including their song “Blue Dream” on his 2014 mixtape of best songs of the year. Now the California-based quartet which, besides it’s namesakes features DC stalwarts Ben Tufts and Derek Evry is out to impress another group of music luminaries with their new track “Magnolia” as a submission for NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest.
Shot (presumably) near their home-base in California where the band is currently holed up writing and recording songs for a new album, “Magnolia” impresses not just because it’s a soulful extension of the cosmic-Americana that has become one of the hallmarks of the band, but because it came to life quite literally no more than a few weeks ago. Raw and unpolished, yet delivered with supreme confidence by a band who knows how to kill it each and every time, there’s a good chance that the desk in the video won’t be the only one you’ll see the band playing behind in 2015.