The other day my friend asked me "If I could see any musical artist, who would I want to see?" I have too many "want to sees"..., but The Raconteurs came up as one of my answers. I was lucky to see them open for Bob Dylan a little over three years ago. They were real good! And real loud. I didn't know what I was in for....we were watching the opening band and I was like, "Josh, that's Jack White!" I hadn't heard of this "super" group up until that night. What a great surprise. I've always really admired Jack Whites playing and artistic flair.
I've been digging this song by the Raconteurs called "Old Enough". It's on heavy rotation on my local radio station. Only the version they're playing features Ricky Skaggs and Ashley Monroe. It's a great song with Skaggs on the mandolin and vocals and Monroe singing a great female lead/harmony part. The song has an old time feel but great dymnamics and a great arrangement.
So I went on the Raconteurs myspace page today and watched this video. It's their version...I assume pre Skaggs and Monroe. I REALLY like their arrangement here. I miss Monroe's female vocals but other than that I think they've really welded two musical styles: bluegrassish country and good, hard electric guitar &organ rock n' roll. I love their harmonies too.
The Raconteurs "Old Enough"
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