Local musician / producer Khari Mateen tossed in a cover of George Gershwin’s “Summertime” to celebrate the season. Mateen gives the Porgy & Bess aria a funky make-over with staccato string parts and chunky beats. Fun fact – the lyrics to “Summertime” were written by DuBose Heyward, a relative of local singer-songwriter Heyward Howkins. Stream and download the cover below.
Two Folkadelphia Sessions this week – first up, an endearing acoustic performance by Laura Stevenson, followed by a rocking & rolling set from Brooklyn’s Plates of Cake. The spectrum of music represented by these two sessions is Folkadelphia’s mission in action, i.e. presenting a braod definition of what it means to be “folk music.” Stream and download two tracks below and dig in to the rest here.