A Couple of Singers + A Strong Voice
The two Dermott's that pop up in my head are not really synonymous to music (okay Dermott Mulroney plays the cello...and as for Dylan McDermott...I have yet to find out his links to music).
I initially wanted to do a post about notable performances with Stephen Colbert, because of this one by Dermot Kennedy. Well I pivoted after I read this comment from Grace Pierstorff:
“Dermot is an amazing live performer! Would've preferred it without the backup singers, felt they pulled away from his raw, gritty voice.”
Now when I read that...my initial thought was: Okay...lets find performances with just him and a guitar. It was a good thread to follow as it lead me to his Tiny Desk Performance (and I have yet to find guests who's sound wasn't 'enhanced' by hanging out with those bookcases). Suffice to say, I wasn't disappointed...except for wishing that there were more of the hats and the o-zone-like crash in the mix!
Even the performance blurb didn't disappoint:
“Every arrangement was painstakingly plotted ahead of time, so that every note would be perfect.”
I think the moment when the performance goes electric for me is around the 7:55 mark when Jonny Coote just builds and builds while Dermot croons. Then it was the transition towards the final track that I realised that he is a lefty!
Another discovery is drummer Micheál Quinn (sans his man-bun). Though he had a smaller kit during the Tiny Desk performance, I found a video of him going through his kit (and it is an O-Zone!). There's also of course his drum cam videos from his channel (bummer that the audio isn't from the board --- but...it does give an idea what he would sound if we were standing next to him).
How about you? Have you pivoted while getting lost in your own music discovery rabbit hole after reading an intriguing comment?
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