Favorite Songs of 2013
"North Side Gal" - JD McPherson
I have this big stack of CD’s sitting on the floor of my living room. I get them in the mail intermittently for reasons I won’t get into, but in any case, it’s a pretty impressive stack, and I often don’t get around to actually listening to many of them for quite some time.
So it took me a while to get to JD McPherson’s Signs and Signifiers, but I am very glad I did. McPherson has a killer voice, and this song, “North Side Gal” is a throwback to the early days of rock; doo-wop and blues, in the best way possible.—