Inspirational Beets: Bringing the 20's/30's Back
No, your ears aren't deceiving you. The songs bellow are not some old relics I discovered in my grandparents' attic. The songs posted here, are the creation of Portland, Oregon's Inspirational Beets. Normally, I wouldn't post the whole background of each band member, but the eclectic mixture of musicians here is fascinating:
"Inspirational Beets include a longstanding ambassador of the local gypsy jazz scene, a guitar guru with an extensive background in country-western swing, a versatile bassist who has performed with both established and emerging bands throughout the city of Portland, a Lithuanian who entertained thousands of tourists over several summers while working as a vaudeville entertainer in southeast Alaska, and a veteran of the 76th United States Army Band based out of Wiesbaden, Germany."
Inspirational Beets' music is inspired by the eras of Prohibition and The Great Depression. The band's sound is very true to the types of fragile, stone-like records that you would find in your local antique store stashed away in boxes somewhere in the old phonograph section. The music is fun, warm and nostalgic, bringing back memories of time spent with the family. I bring you this post in hopes that this younger generation of blog readers realize that this sort of music still exists and that it doesn't have to have synthesizers and auto-tune and dub to be considered relevant. Now, I can only hope that Inspiration Beets releases their work on vinyl, pre-installed with pops and scratches, so that I may enjoy it on my turntable.
Yes Sir, That's My Baby
Washington and Lee Swing
Someday You'll Be Sorry
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