Ahead of her upcoming tour, local songstress extraordinaire Caitlin Rose has been busy on the Internet media junket, as we like to call it. In the above clip, published in Google Play's "50 Under 30" series on young movers and shakers in the music biz, Ms. Rose briefs us on two of her favorite records: the contemporary Trouble Will Find Me by The National, and the classic I'm Just a Prisoner by Muscle Shoals-by-way-of-Nashville legend Candi Staton. Both get my stamp of approval, though I lean a little more toward Prisoner in my own playlist — do your ears a solid and check 'em both out.
At the same time, Rose also dropped an EP via Noisetrade, recorded live in-studio at Nashville's own EastSide Manor. The session, which begins a Noisetrade series recorded at the hi-fi home studio, yielded a set of five new versions of songs from this spring's The Stand-In. These alternate arrangements are easygoing, intimate and for the most part unplugged, providing a sweet piano-driven perspective on the excellent originals. The tunes come courtesy of a completely different band of aces than appear on the LP: Jordan Lehning and Stanton Adcock on guitars, keymaster Matt "Mr. Jimmy" Rowland tickling the ivories, James Haggerty on the low notes and Jon Radford (whom you might recognize from The Dynamites, Luella and the Sun and others) on the skins. Take a listen and grab a download after the jump.
There's also a video that was filmed during the session, including an brief interview by Will Hoge and other cool extras (anyone besides me remember which movie the tune at 8:37 comes from?).
Rose and band head for points west and north this week, and will be back here on Aug. 17, opening for Jason Isbell at the Ryman. Tickets run $27-$30.