Paste-apalooza: Recent performances at the Paste Studios
Today, Matt Morris stopped by the studio at our Paste headquarters here in Decatur, Ga., around 11 a.m., followed an hour later by Joan Osborne (above), who played a powerful rendition of The Grateful Dead's "Brokedown Palace" as well as three of her originals. This feels about par for the course over the past few weeks, as our multi-media producer Kevin Keller has been working like a madman.
Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to have performances by Jim Lauderdale, Tim Eriksen, Ron Sexsmith (above); Emergent artist The Low Anthem; and "Best of What's Next" artists the Black Kids (below) and Mugison all 90 feet down the hall from my desk. And that was with Gogol Bordello moving the recording to the venue at the last minute. This week, we've still got Kathy Mattea and "Best of What's Next" artist Samantha Crain.
The sets are usually acoustic and about four songs long, and most can be seen on The Paste Magazine YouTube channel. I'll leave you with a few of my favorites.
Josh Ritter in November 2007 - "The Temptation of Adam"
Arrested Development in August 2008 - "Tennessee"
Over the Rhine in 2007 - "I'm on a Roll"