Greg Laswell - "Sweet Dream"
The last time I wrote about Greg Laswell was back in 2012. It was just after a Sara Bareilles concert where they'd performed together, and let me tell you, I was hooked then, and I'm still hooked now.
His razor's edge voice has only sharpened over the years. He has stayed steady and true in the course of his career, making music that he wanted to make, and singing words important to him. He has released seven studio albums: Good Movie in 2003, Through Toledo in 2006, Three Flights from Alto Nido in 2008, Take a Bow in 2010, Landline in 2012, I Was Going to be an Astronaut in 2014, and Everyone Thinks I Dodged A Bullet in 2016, as well as several EPs and special singles, and many of his songs have been featured in films and television shows.
In my first post I said he sounded like Johnny Cash singing the songs of Townes Van Zandt. I still stand by that description. He is compelling and deep and his music settle softly into your skin and lingers longer than you would imagine. This sweet little 1 minute song gives you short beautiful glimpse into a hopeful heart.
So today with dreams swelling in my chest, I choose Greg Laswell's "Sweet Dream" as my, here's to hoping, why not today, in the sun and in the rain, song for a, well that's what dreams are for, hope is a heartbeat away, there are no laws to bind us, Wednesday.