Inspired by last week’s Tift Merritt Song of the Day, which featured her playing a live set at a record shop, I’ve decided to dedicate an extended theme week to such live performances.
Today through Sunday, each of my selections will be a live performance in front of a small record store audience. The great thing about the next batch of songs is that each of these artists is unpopular enough to warrant such a small venue but each has a rabid enough fan base that you can be sure every single person in these shops knows what a special experience they’re having.
Today’s selection features the adorable duo from last year’s Once performing one of the better songs from that film. For fans of the film who didn’t know these two as musicians first (which is probably 95% of the audience) it must be pretty surreal to see two “movie characters” performing in front of you. But I suppose part of the appeal of that film is that it doesn’t feel much like a movie at all, but rather a glimpse at a real-life friendship.