Friday, November 27, 2015

Dion- "New York Is My Home" (with Paul Simon)

Music often takes you places.  You can close your eyes and suddenly be in sunny California with The Beach Boys, or in a smoky blues bar in Chicago with Howlin' Wolf, or at a honky tonk in Nashville with Hank Williams.  Such is the case with the new single by Dion and his good friend, Paul Simon.  "New York Is My Home" makes you feel like you're right there.  The busyness and sounds from the street are not noise to these gentleman.  It's a comfort that they cherish.  The song's haunting back beat and harmonies draw you in as you pay attention to every last word.  You don't have to be from New York to appreciate this.  However, you'll likely be in the thick of the "Big Apple" in your mind as you listen.  These 2 music icons have created a masterpiece!
-James Riley/ host of Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour

"New York Is My Home" music video: