Diggin’: Ben Payton – You Lost a Good Man Baby

inUncategorizedon February 4, 2016

 

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In celebration of Black History Month, I’ve been listening to the Music Maker catalog nonstop, going through tons of incredible material. Today I stumbled upon Ben Payton; what a voice! You can literally feel the grit of his words pour out of the speakers. Cradling a slower rhythm in “You Lost a Good Man Baby,” there’s ample space to enjoy Payton’s guitar creep around his lyrics of loss. Like many bluesmen though, there’s always hope, and Payton seamlessly transitions from sadness into optimism towards a new future love. “You Lost a Good Man Baby” tells a story, and speaks to love, life, and loss in a way that underlines the simple fact that no matter what, life always goes on. 

-Berk 

 

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