Today’s song features a live performance of The Salvation Blues by singer/songwriter/musician Mark Olson. I love the violin and the melody on this track – it just makes me feel happy, even when I’m in a bad mood. Isn’t music amazing? It’s the only 100% safe and legal mood altering substance known to humankind.
Mark was a founding member of the great alt-country band The Jayhawks and has produced a series of excellent solo records, including several collaborations with his former wife, Victoria Williams (featured in Song of the Day #21).
Here’s The Jayhawks playing their classic Blue on The Jon Stewart Show (before The Daily Show) back in 1995.