Monday, July 12, 2010

The Homeless People

First music post! This reminds me of way back when I had the privilege of being one of the regular posters over at the, now sadly defunct, music blog community ____rhapsodical.

The Homeless People (click for their MySpace) are a Gypsy Jazz duo/trio that I had the pleasant surprise of witnessing live when they came to play a local show a few months back. They are buddies with some acquaintances I made during my brief stint in a band (which hopefully will resume sooner than later). I searched all over for them online to no avail until today, when a friend of mine happened to link to them. Sometimes I love how small a world it is.

I am trying to obtain their album, so for now the tracks and videos on their MySpace will have to do for sharing. Really I suggest you follow their tour schedule and go experience them in person if they are coming to town in your area. The voice that booms out of Christa is truly something to behold, and her musical chemistry with Robbie is undeniable. Violins, Accordions, Foot taps, Gypsy covers of "gangsta rap," and a fabulous rendition of Tom Waits' Tango Till They're Sore, how can you say no?


  1. Much obliged! Great stuff, will begin the search for their albums!

  2. I'm so glad! I sent them a message asking how to get their album, as I didn't get a chance to get it at the show. I think they are fairly little known, and I've scoured my indie sources or what have you, so asking them directly is probably the best way to obtain their music.

  3. Interesting! That gypsy wagon song sounds like a Klezmer song without the clarinet.

    Do you know Old Crow Medicine Show?

    Very good stuff that I think you might like!

  4. Of course! OCMS have been a love of mine for a very long time. I also saw them live at Berklee P.C. a couple years back. My friends Sway do an amazing cover of Wagon Wheel that will always pluck at my heartstrings.
    I've been on an alt. country/indie folk kick for a while, so if you want to nerd out over it, boy have I got the recommendations for you :)

    Speaking of Klezmer, are you familiar with The Squirrel Nut Zippers?

  5. What an awesome band! I wish they had an album...

  6. This just in: they do! And they will send it to me. I can't wait :)

  7. That's awesome! Yes, I know Squirrel Nut Zippers. I would LOVE your other alt country/indie recommendations!