I am grateful to Steve Shepherd, who has emailed about Chantel Mcgregor, a British singer and guitarist, for this clip. Here she is doing "Stormy Monday" - it's a track I associate with Eva Cassidy. Now, a lot of very musically literate people read this blog so I shall get shot down in flames for this, but I prefer Chantel's to the Eva Cassidy version. Chantel McGregor has a lightness of delivery and a blend of vulnerability and attack that makes me believe the song.
Stormy Monday has been covered lots, and also by early Jethro Tull - Chantel does a version of "A New Day Yesterday" which is really rather good. (Glenn, if you are reading this, tell us what you think!) I really warmed to her though, on hearing "Had to Cry Today" off the Blind Faith album, which is one of my Desert Island Discs (The sound quality is not so good). So, somebody took a punt and emailed me with a bit of promo. Believe me, I know how soul destroying that can be to do the rounds and I am happy to help promote people I like.