Playlist of the week #8

Steve Lawson aka @solobasssteve is back with another stunning artist for you to try out.
‘Sticking with instrumental music for now, one of my favourite recent discoveries is Christine Bougie – I first heard her playing guitar, lap steel and drums for singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters. She was amazing on that gig, and on checking out her own music after meeting, I fell in love with her record Aloha Supreme as well.
It’s tricky to describe but it’s perhaps best described as ‘Americana chamber music’ – lap steel guitar, wrapped in some really beautiful arrangements, including cello, trumpet and clarinet.
Her version of The Beach Boys’ “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” is sublime. The whole record is gorgeous, whether you’re sat giving it some focussed listening or are using it to help set the scene for some creative thinking and writing.
Here it is – enjoy!’

She’s @christinebougie on twitter too 🙂

Who is Alex Butler

Hello, I'm Alex Butler and I founded the KindredHQ community and blog back in 2011 after I re-started a freelance career. I LOVE freelancing and I wouldn't swop the freedom, control and joy of working for myself for anything. But I realised how much I missed the company and energy of other people - of having a team around me. So, I got a few people together one day with our laptops, a jar of coffee and some jelly babies and we sat and worked together one afternoon. We've been doing that every week in London, UK since then! I am still 100% freelance and I like to share the everyday highs and lows of being a freelancer here on the blog.

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