House of the Rising Sun ATB
Art, Music

Press Play: House of the Rising Sun

Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett "The House of the Rising Sun" is one of my favorite traditional folk songs. It's a dark tale of remorse, with a catchy melody. The most popular version is the one by The Animals from the '60s. My version is more stripped down. I tried to give it a haunting quality… Continue reading Press Play: House of the Rising Sun

Awakening to the Dead Aileen Torres Bennett
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Press Play: Row Jimmy

Awakening to the Dead. Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett Got a little something for you to listen to this weekend. It's my cover of The Grateful Dead's "Row Jimmy." A lovely song that evokes the Old, Weird America in that particular way that the Grateful Dead's lyricist Robert Hunter did so well. If you like the… Continue reading Press Play: Row Jimmy

Sleepy John Estes by Aileen Torres Bennett
Art, Music

Listen: Diving Duck Blues

  I've started playing around with a USB microphone and Audacity. So much fun. Here's my first recording with this setup. There's audible hiss and a bit of echo, but I like the rawness of the sound. Reminds me of old recordings. This is a cover of "Diving Duck Blues" (1929), a song by the… Continue reading Listen: Diving Duck Blues