It's a bit unusual for me to go from buying a song on March 25th, to meeting the artist, to recording their song, but I've gone and done it. I guess in hindsight, I had been contacted by Natalie a few months back when she sent me a note from her Concerts in Your Home page, and I must have like her because I subscribed to her email newsletter. Then she sent a note saying she was coming to La Crosse to play the Root Note. (A simply wonderful place in La Crosse) It was mid-week but I got down there with my wife, and we both enjoyed it. Luckily Lori was with me so she didn't need to worry I was meeting some artist that I fell in love with... Ha.. it's probably very possible for any warm blooded male to fall in love with Natalie. Well less than one week later, guitar in hand I sat down to learn this song. Again, when I learn it and force myself to record it, I find it sticks better.... and I work out all the parts that I have mistakes in before I get it right... This was probably the 6th take, and it always gets better.
Unlike many other artists that I network with, Natalie will likely see this. She is a very connected new artist to all the new fangle social media, even has done a Google Hangout Concert! Here's she is playing the song I recorded during the 60 minute concert. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0zgwOgSz98&feature=share&t=13m53s
My voice has never been called flattering, but covering another artist is supposed to be flattering, so here's my cover: (updated on Sunday with a little better production of the first video)
Now let's just say Natalie ROCKS compared to this old fart...
I did leave the first strip down take out there... why not, it's not my disk space.
Not sure if Charlie Midnight is this Charlie. Natalie confirmed this is co-writer, what an interesting person. I'll keep looking into him and the connection.