I was asked to play an Elliott Smith tribute show in Chapel Hill North Carolina. I decided to cover Angeles much like it's original, simply and sparsely. It's daunting to play the song of one of the most genius singer-songwriters of my time and as far as I'm concerned all time, but I also believe that his songs deserve the energy of a live performance, so that they can continue to move people and that his work is still a shared experience in a community setting (like, at a rock club). I guess I think that his spirit is encapsulated in his songs, and that's a beautiful thing to keep alive.
from I Think I'm Alone Now
released September 1, 2009
(Smith) Recorded live at Cat's Cradle in February 2005
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