When I was much younger, I used to enjoy riding around in my car and playing (performing) music with my friends. I think this might be something that many people in high school bands go through, and it certainly was great fun. Since then, I’ve loved finding clips of people playing in their bedrooms, basements, cars, etc. Small club shows are great, but there’s nothing quite like the immediacy of performing in a strange place (parties count, too, I’d imagine). So, it’s a great pleasure to stumble across Black Cab Sessions. The site’s motto is “One Song. One Take. One Cab,” and that’s exactly what you’ll get. From Bon Iver to Dawn Landes to Fleet Foxes, the site features great musicians riding around and improvising around their songs. Go have a look!
You can see one of my favorite clips after the cut:
Au Revoir Simone: