Cover It Up: James Bay “If I Ain’t Got You” (Alicia Keys)

I’m a sucker for a good cover. And this is probably better than the original…

By far my favorite Alicia Keys song. It’s been covered many times (Maroon 5 – has a great version), but this is by far the best. James channels Alicia’s soul in this version.

Coffee Shop: Gavin James – “For You”

Sit Back, take a sip of your chai latte and listen to this acoustic singer/songwriter…

One of my favorite singer/songwriters: Gavin James. He’s an Irish* lad, who excels with just his guitar and his voice. A really beautiful voice too.  He has so much soul and feeling in this one. I find it impossible not to sing along to high note in the chorus. This isn’t his single but he starts his shows off with this one and it sets a tone for the rest of his show.


  • Fun Fact: His drink of choice is Guinness