the "Gabrielle Tapes"

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Hey, look, it's an actual MP3 post!

As a lot of you know, one of my favorite songwriters is Grace Braun, who performs both under her own name and with her rock band D.Q.E. (I've put out a couple of her albums.) Grace has been pretty fascinated by Nick Drake for a few years--she recorded two of his songs on I'm Your Girl--and a year or two ago she started getting into Jackson C. Frank, too. (The connection, besides basic temperament, is that Drake recorded Frank's "Blues Run the Game." Want to hear it? Look here.)

So a couple of weeks ago I was delighted to discover in my mailbox a new Grace Braun CD-R, The Gabrielle Tapes--Grace and a five-piece acoustic band doing two of Frank's songs, seven of Drake's, and four Braun originals. It's a benefit for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance; I'm not sure how much it costs, but you can write to trodglen [at-sign-goes-here] if you'd like to order one.

And, by permission of the artist (thank you!), here's one of Grace's original songs from The Gabrielle Tapes: "Broken Lilies". Gorgeous.

I'm heading off to the desert in a few days, so you may not be seeing much here for a bit.

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