Reader support helps sustain our work. Donate today to keep our climate news free.

M.C. Taylor, frontman of the North Carolina-based country rock band Hiss Golden Messenger, has a voice that sounds like it’s been soaked in whiskey. And we mean that as a compliment. Here’s Taylor playing a slightly sorrowful, slightly bittersweet acoustic version of “Mahogany Dread” at last year’s Pickathon.

Grist thanks its sponsors. Become one.

Like what you hear? Hiss Golden Messenger is performing at Pickathon again — in just a matter of weeks! Tickets are on sale here.

More: Grist presents the Pickathon On the Farm series
More: Woods performs “Aint it Easy” — in the woods
More: Mac DeMarco performs “Salad Days” with a little help from his friends
More: Mandolin Orange’s intimate “Wake Me” performance at Pickathon
More: Let The Black Lillies brighten up your week
More: Ages and Ages’ ageless “I See More” Pickathon performance
More: The Crow Quill Night Owls play the best break-up song
More: Haven’t heard of Son Little yet? You’re welcome