Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's INsite

A selection of love songs by Austin, Texas artists

By Sean Claes
It’s the month of love, so here’s a songlist of amazing local love songs. You want to set the mood and support local music, we’ve taken most of the work off your shoulders.

"The Sacred Heart of Alejandro Escovedo"
Part of Austin artists William K. Stidham
Sacred Heart of Austin Musicians series
Photo of artwork by Sean Claes

This list is not the product of anythi
ng but from the mind me, INsite's owner Sean Claes. There was no poll, no questions posed to anyone else. Nothing. This spans new and old… with no favorites.. and videos where I could find them. This is not an exhaustive list, and if you’d like to suggest a song, please leave it in the comments section. I may add in a "reader's favorites" post. If I'm feeling the love, that is.

Now that THAT is out of the way, Sit back, relax, grab your love.. and listen to some great local love songs.

"My Own Peculiar Way" - Willie Nelson
The Essential Willie Nelson

“Silly, Stupid Boy” - Waiting for August
Unreleased - link to their ReverbNation Page

“Everyman” - Southpaw Jones

“In This Skin” – Love At War
Love At War

“Love is Everywhere” – Bob Schneider
Love Is Everywhere

“Right Where I Belong” – Wendy Colonna
Right Where I Belong

“Freeze Frame Time” – Brandon Rhyder

“Something So Much” – Drew Smith
Drew Smith's Lonely Choir

“Tender Heart” – Alejandro Escovedo
Street Songs Of Love

“Wrapped” – Walt Wilkins
Mustang Island

“Lately” - Full Service
Roaming Dragons
Download this song for free from the band here

“Real Love” – Ruthie Foster
The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster

Here’s some I couldn’t find videos for… but are GREAT songs.

Naked Fool” Michael Fracasso
Red Dog Blues

East West North South” David Garza
Eyes Wide Open

Girl Like You” - Monte Montgomery
1st and Repair

Favorite One” - Matt The Electrician
Made For Working

No Baby Swings Like Mine” – South Austin Jug Band
Dark and Weary World

Too Big Love” – Susan Gibson

OK.. I won’t forget the rest of you.

As I saw written on the bathroom wall at a little dive bar in San Marcos, Texas once… “No matter how much you like this woman, there’s a man out there that is sick of her.”

So….for those who don’t like this list… or love songs for that matter… well… here’s Cee-Lo Green for you. I know.. he’s not from Austin… but I don’t think you’ll mind.

I like the way the Grammy’s titled it.. “The Song Otherwise Known As ‘Forget You’

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