Saturday, January 06, 2007

Michael Franti: KEXP 10-13-2006

Another late discovery for me from 2006, Michael Franti and Spearhead's new record is a lyrical firestorm. Song after song on Yell Fire obliterates the direction our government is heading, and though I don't tend to get into reggae-influenced music much, it's hard to ignore Franti's passion and talent. I absolutely love the title track, so in addition to this unbelievable solo acoustic set in front of a live audience in Seattle's Sonic Boom record store for KEXP, I included a smoking full-band rendition of "Yell Fire" from a performance in Amsterdam last year. You can watch the entire Amsterdam show here on Fabchannel.
Michael Franti and Spearhead
12-13-2006 Amsterdam

Yell Fire (live)

Michael Franti
Solo Acoustic
10-13-2006 Seattle

East To The West (live)
Yell Fire (live)
Sweet Little Lies (live)
Hello Bonjour (live)
Keep On Walking (live)
One Step Closer To You (live)

Download the songs here.
Buy Michael Franti's music here.

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