I’m With Her: Crossing Muddy Waters

A song came into my queue recently, that I’ve started to play on loop. It’s Crossing Muddy Waters, by the group I’m With Her.

Going to dive into a lot of musician names, apparently. Because the band itself is a kind of supergroup, comprised of musicians Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan.

I think this group got on my radar because of a recent song I liked, O’Donovan’s incredibly unique and melodic The King of All Birds.

Left me in my tears to drown
She left a baby daughter
Now the river’s wide and deep and brown
She’s crossin’ muddy waters

Interestingly, this song I think is a cover… and was originally written by John Hiatt.

For me, the rhyme of daughter/water works incredibly well, and I think the power of that rhyme pulls me into this song a great deal. I’m reminded of Rounder, by Watchhouse – a song that has a similar attractive rhyme for me (simmer/trigger).

Aoife O’Donovan: The King of All Birds

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