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Random Songs I Like #6 – Steel Rail Blues

For this series, I will be posting a new song every week from every imaginable style and genre.  The only criteria is that I need to like it!

Anyone who grew up in Canada was inevitably steeped in the music of Gordon Lightfoot.  His music was a staple of my CBC listening as a child and even though I might have rolled my eyes at it as a teen, it is something that I have grown to love as an adult.  In my version, I try to reproduce his lauded finger-picking guitar style on the piano.  Enjoy!

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Random Songs I Like #5 – Best of You

For this series, I will be posting a new song every week from every imaginable style and genre.  The only criteria is that I need to like it!

This week’s #RandomSongsILike is my version of the Foo Fighters “Best of You”.  I have loved this song for years and it was high time I sat down and worked out an arrangement.  I use a hemiola pattern throughout and made sure to knock out Taylor Hawkin’s kickin’ hits at the end of the guitar solo.  Fun!!

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Random Songs I Like #3 – Walking in Memphis cover

This is the third installation of my year long weekly posting of songs as part of my #RandomSongsILike series.  Back in the early 2000s, I was a top-ranked cruise ship piano bar entertainer.  I was the youngest performer ever booked by Royal Caribbean (age 23!!) and I worked night after night taking requests and singing and playing my heart out while traveling around the Caribbean islands.  This song was always one of my favorites to play and is SUCH an amazing song!

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