Monday, September 26, 2011

Jubal's Kin

Jubal's Kin consists of the home grown talents of Eric Jaskowiak, Roger Amundsen and his sister Gailanne Amundsen. Roger and Gailanne harmonize beautifully. They were on tour in Alabama but returned to Orlando to perform after a reading by Deborah Reed at Urban ReThink. Deborah wrote a book about a Central Florida musician who floundered after her husband cheated on her. She lost her will to sing and sequestered herself away. Julie Norris's baby girl, named Maya, danced to the sweet Appalachian folk music.

My favorite song was called "Everything is Free."

Everything is free now,
That's what they say.
Everything I ever done,
Gotta give it away.
Someone hit the big score.
They figured it out,
That were gonna do it anyway,
Even if it doesn't pay.

Gailanne's voice is absolutely beautiful and the harmony with her brothers voice reminded me of the simple sounds of early Simon and Garfunkel. Their sweet melancholy songs seeped straight into my soul. I had to buy their CD and it has been playing every time I drive to a new sketch location this week. They are a rare, young and talented group, and we are lucky they call Orlando home. After the book signing performance, Jubal's Kin headed right back to Nashville Tennessee to continue their concert tour.

2 comments:

beanmhor said...

Lovely to get introduced to this group - thank you. Your favorite song - Everything is Free - is written by Gillian Welch and her rendition is also quite beautiful and haunting.

Anonymous said...

Saw them last night at Myakka River State Park. Excellent!