‘Single Girls’ by Laura Jansen (UMG-Holland)

This is a pretty sad song–uber-sad. I feel pretty bad posting this because almost nothing about it lyrically is uplifting, nevertheless, she’s talented. And her newest album went Gold in Netherlands. She also features on David Hopkins’ new album There Are Debts (which also features Damien Rice).

HONEST SOUNDS: ‘Guitar Town’ by Steve Earle (UMG Recs)

Steve Earle is a rock and roll great.  He won a Grammy Award for his 2009 release ‘Townes’ (cover album) for ‘Best Contemporary Folk Album’.  He has produced plenty of fantastic music over the years.  Here is the title track from his debut album, one of his earliest and biggest hits.