This performance from last year’s Pickathon festival, by Dom Flemons of Carolina Chocolate Drops fame, starts out with forceful scatting. Then, the trio launches into three minutes of catchy acoustic acrobatics. “’Til the Seas Run Dry” is a playful take on old-timey folk music that’ll have you bouncing in your chair, tapping your fingers on the table, or humming as you walk down the street — and, per the percussionist’s solo at 2:23, it might make you rethink your vocation and consider a career drumming on the side of a string bass with brushes.
In the meantime, tune in to Grist each month for more exclusive, intimate performances from last year’s festival as part of our On The Farm series. We’ll be collecting plaid shirts and practicing our scatting, preparing our bodies (and ears) for this summer’s festival.
More stories in this series:
Watch Brooklyn band Woods perform an exclusive, intimate rendition of their song “It Ain’t Easy,” at Pickathon 2014.
Mandolin Orange gives a stunning performance for Grist’s Pickathon On the Farm series.
Watch an acoustic version of Canadian indie-rocker Mac DeMarco’s song “Salad Days.”
Watch and enjoy The Black Lillies’ performance of “Annabelle” at last year’s Pickathon.
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