I’m really digging this new video series (out of Vermillion, SD) called Songs from a Couch. It’s pretty self-explanatory. A creative, bearded man named Austin Kaus came up with the idea of having local artists sit on his couch and play one song in one take while recording it from one camera. Pretty simple idea, yet it offers a personal, acoustic look at songs that were not necessarily written for that context.
There are only two videos out but I’m looking forward to more in the future. Sometimes one (or more) of his cats make special appearances, which is pretty entertaining on it’s own. Check out the latest video of Maureen Koenig McFarlane of Megonia performing “The Hills of Brule County” below.