Earlier this month we posted some guilt-free MP3s and I was excited to see requests in the commnts for Laura Cantrell. Thing is, we posed posted “14th Street” in May so she didn’t make the cut. But now, an excuse to blog about her…

I’m sure you heard about Springsteen’s surprise appearance at the NY Guitar Festival’s Nebraska Project. Chris has a great story at Beware Of The Blog about his (and Laura Cantrell’s) run-in with Bruce after the show. There’s also a QT download of Laura’s performance of “Used Cars” that night.

Until an MP3 surfaces, download this cut from Humming By The Flowered Vine.

Laura talked about the lovely tune (and in doing so, my hood) at her label’s site.

“To a lot of New Yorkers, 14th Street is the unofficial divide between uptown and downtown. I personally love 14th street ? the Salvation Army, Union Square, the L train running just below. I think this song also perfectly sums up the moment when you see someone you?re obsessed with on the street and decide whether it’s worth it to say hello or stay safely in the background.”

The song’s even a ringtone, though I doubt they’ve sold any … so you can be the first.

Comments (7)
  1. Thank you (from one of those folks who requested more Laura Cantrell). I’d love to shout about her from the rooftops (and I do on my own ‘blog, but just not as much reach as y’all have), so I’m glad to see her get some attention here.

  2. Yan  |   Posted on Jan 22nd, 2006 0

    Anyone remember seeing Cantrell in the video for They Might Be Giants’ “The Guitar”?

  3. ew  |   Posted on Jan 22nd, 2006 0

    that song sucked.

  4. Simon  |   Posted on Jan 23rd, 2006 0

    14th St. was also the cut off border for going downtown right after 9/11.

  5. Wow, Keith Richards looks pretty good these days.

  6. Kiley  |   Posted on Jan 23rd, 2006 0

    Where is there a salvation army on 14th Street?

  7. nailed  |   Posted on Jan 23rd, 2006 0

    glad to see a fellow geek who remembers her from TMBG..sang on the record, too!

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