Song of the Day, November 5: Shadow of You by Blood Oranges

BloodOrCryingToday’s song is Cheri Knight’s Shadow of You. By the time the alt-bluegrass Blood Oranges recorded their second — and sadly final — album, The Crying Tree, bassist Knight had become a formidable presence. The finest tracks on the album are her compositions, featuring her startling, earthy vocals. This song is the disc’s standout. A dark tale of lost faith, it features her usual strong imagery and intimate narrative. Jim Ryan’s mandolin gives just the right counterpoint to Knight’s urgent delivery, making this one of the best moments from a wonderful band.

Enjoy this fine song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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