Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Cool - Lavender Girl by Heth and Jed

Sunday Cool is a new series at The Lost Soul of Rock and Roll where I select cool songs to chill out with on a Sunday with a cup of joe.

Heth and Jed Weinstein are two buskers who play the streets, clubs, ferry stations, and subway stations of New York City to make a living. Performing original material, this brotherly duo has created a large following and has sold some 50,000 CDs on their own while busking. Heth and Jed's experiences are chronicled in their book, Buskers, which is a fascinating read.

I've been a fan of their music for years and discovered this act when I reviewed Heth's CD, Clean, ten years ago for Erasing Clouds, a music and literature blog. Since then, I've followed the exploits of the brothers Weinstein and have been impressed with their busking career. I've selected one of my favorite tunes from Heth and Jed titled 'Lavender Girl', which shows the duo's pop sensibility and showcases their trippy, atmospheric sound. The song is embedded below so enjoy.

Also check out Heth and Jed on 'Playing for Pocket Change', a series that followed the New York City busking movement.

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