Keith Carradine's "I'm Easy" / Ron Nigrini's "Runaway Story"
Music on Sunday @ The Reaction
I was out the other night at a club. A friend of mine, who has played music professionally for over forty years, has an annual September gig at a venue in downtown Toronto called Hugh's Room. I usually try to make it. His name is Ron Nigrini.
In 1976, Ron had a Canadian hit with a song written by Keith Carradine for the movie Nashville. The song is called "I'm Easy." I suspect a lot of Americans will remember the Carradine version best, but it was a big deal for Ron north of the border around 1976. Both versions are great in their own ways. Needless to say, Ron sang his version last night to a very appreciative audience.
My co-blogger Michael mentioned that Nashville is one of his favourite movies, though he couldn't immediately place the song.
So for Michael, and anyone else who wants to listen to a first-class tune, here's Carradine singing "I'm Easy" as featured in the movie Nashville.
Below that, just for fun, is a performance by Ron of one of his own tunes called "Runaway Story," performed a couple of years ago at the aforementioned Hugh's Room. If you have some time, I encourage you to check out Ron, who is still writing and performing some great stuff.
(Cross-posted at Lippmann's Ghost.)
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