In COVID times, spontaneous music has become a salve for our despair. One artist determined to bring that to us is folk singer Rachel Garlin, who on a warm day in May, opened her Noe Valley garage door to perform ad hoc for her San Francisco sheltering in place neighborhood. She bantered with passer bys, she made up songs on the spot. She brought healing.
Today we have her with us. She is launching new music with the album Mondegreens, and we will be playing its first release, her cover of "Boys of Summer".
The album plays like a love a letter to today’s precarious times, each song evoking a blend of heartache and hope, social reflection and self-discovery. At the center of the work are Garlin’s nuanced lyrics—image-rich and literary, subtle and surprising—making each song its own snow-globe story that stirs and settles anew with every listen.
Today we talk... and we listen! With co-host Brody Levesque.