The band named Ulysses S. Grant is made up of a number of New York musicians who all play in other bands: Pete Harper, J Blynn, Jim Campilongo, Rich Hinman, Chris Morrissey and Dan Reiser. Ulysses S. Grant was put together to play some country tunes. That’s what you’ll hear them doing tonight. You can get the show details at Now I’ve Heard Everything by clicking here.
One of the musical finds for me at this year’s SXSW was Caitlin Rose, a 23 year old country/alt country/Americana/rock/whatever singer-songwriter from Nashville. Getting to see her wasn’t easy: I missed her on Friday and finally caught her on Saturday. But she turns out to be the real deal. So much so that I was not surprised in the least to find out that Caitlin sings on the forthcoming album from Laura Cantrell.
See the professionally produced video which has the studio version of Shanghai Cigarettes just by clicking here. Turning the sound up would not be a bad idea.