Day 117: Summer’s For Music – Jameson’s McGregor’s “When Death Came Calling”

by Tom Noonan

Last year, both Bob Dylan and the Avett Brothers came out with albums that dealt directly with death.  The heavy thematic weight was more chain than anchor for both of them, though, and their songs often plummeted into the abyss without an escape plan.  In one song, Jameson McGregor confidently squares off against the same imposing final destination that made two folk heavyweights falter and somehow makes common dread feel dynamic.  His death sounds way better than your death.  Listen below: