You love a band and you love their music, but don’t you wish you knew the music the band loves? “The Pick” is NolaVie’s guest music mixtape series, in which local musicians, artists and makers of sorts share favorite works in their respective field.
For this installment of “The Pick,” the brothers of Cardinal Sons chose a few songs that have influenced their unique style of pop-rock and shared some words on what each song means to them. You can catch Cardinal Sons in action at one of two local shows this week: Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Saturday at 10:00 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.
Listen to all the songs here and read through for the band’s comments about each selection.
3. Rooster Blues – “012 @ :26” – These are our boys from Mississippi. Two brothers – Judson and Joel. Judson doesn’t wear shoes. They’re the real deal. We’ve played a show with them for the past few years the night before Thanksgiving, so seeing them is always a family affair. I think they would do well in New Orleans if they were able to get down here more often. I’m just a big fan and wish I had more riffs like this one.
7. Blake Mills – “Like It’s Something” – I’ve been listening to a lot of Blake Mills lately. He’s a genius. His latest album is good but this is one that has always been one of my favorites of his.