John Leventhal with Sarah Jarosz, James McMurtry's "Childish Things"

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  1. lewis

    lewis Poster Extraordinaire

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    Leventhal and Jarosz make a great team. I'll watch this 100 more times and never tire of it.

     
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    I don’t think John Leventhal gets enough credit for his guitar playing.
     
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    I like it!
     
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    He's a tasteful player who serves the song. I've always liked what he does/did with Rosanne Cash.
     
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    I was binging McMurtry last night. And nothing but love for Ms. Jarosz and Leventhal. And man what a great Tele Tone.
     
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    Terrific. John Leventhal is a wonder. I've enjoyed every project of his that I've heard. He really seems to have the magic touch in bringing out the best in the folks he works with. Sarah Jarosz is a gem, wonderful singer, musician and song writer. She makes me hopeful for the future of American music.

    (Oh yeah, his playing on this video is just perfect-love the way he makes that Tele sound. Here's a link to a Vintage Guitar article on him. https://www.vintageguitar.com/32017/john-leventhal/)
     
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    Oh, yeah, a great team. Heard McMurtry do it a few times, but have an even greater appreciation of the song today.
     
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    He has to perform for Rosanne—he is her husband.
     
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    I love McMurtry’s version of this one , and now this one - cool
     
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    Love it. Fan of Sarah, and have enjoyed John’s playing on his wife’s records, so this is right up my alley. Good stuff!

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    Great stuff. Another big fan of both those folks. Thanks for posting!
     
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    All great!
     
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    We'll, he puts on a brave face. :rolleyes:
     
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    His writing/producing partnership with Shawn Colvin is also pretty special.
     
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    I think McMurtry is the finest lyricist of his generation. Every song is feet-on-the-ground poetry.
    I’d only heard him sing this song 2 or 3 times and don’t know it that well, but I agree with scrapyardblue that this version adds to my appreciation.
    Thanks for putting these two on my radar, lewis. I like her singing and love that sound from his tele!
     
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    That seems like an excellent pairing.
     
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    McMurtry’s lyrics always paint such a vivid picture. He’s been one of my favs for 20 years now.
     
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