Julie Byrne "Not Even Happiness"
Having a wife from Buffalo means my love of Buffalo knows no bounds, so Julie Byrne (a Buffalo resident at one time) goes to the top of the heap. Yes, she is a wistful Joni Mitchell meets Bon Iver in a cabin (Kanye, you aren’t invited). This is a soothing record to play as you drive from your house in Laurel Canyon up Highway 1 to hang out in Big Sur. I hate being THAT GUY but she is total NBT so dig into this NOW and tell everyone at the next music supervisor mixer at that secret supervisor club that I’m not invited to that you discovered her first! Dig into “Natural Blue.”