TuneCrush: John Wesley Harding “Sing Your Own Song”
John Wesley Harding splits his time between two careers: in the first, he is a folk/pop singer-songwriter, referring to his style as folk noir and gangsta folk; in the second, he is an award-winning novelist under his real name, Wesley Stace. You can tell by his accent that he is English-born; twenty years ago, he moved to the United States.
It’s not surprising that he would get around to writing a song about writing a song sooner or later. This is a charmingly exuberant, whimsical tune with great harmony and rollicking piano, organ and banjo added to the usual drums and guitars in the background. I guarantee, whether you’re having a good or bad day, this song will put a grin on your face.