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Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – “Mr. Columbus” (Mp3)

There’s something sorta obvious about using Christopher Columbus as a metaphor for pushing your life into new and exciting directions, despite that however, this song never comes off as hokey.? It’s got fantastic guit work, a nice tight structure and Grace sings this as if she means every single word.? That sultry voice and the twang in the opening verse and the way the song just explodes in the chorus and pulls itself back in for verse two.? If more songs were like this one, the world would be a much more enjoyable place.? It always impresses me when performers can take the basic strictures of song writing and craft something listenable, hummable, toe-tappin’ and not have it sound like anything resembling Michael McDonald or adult alternative.

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