Post-A-Day Week: It’s not often over a weekend that I’ll be sent enough songs to make up a week of posts. So, this week, I’ve decided to put up a post a day, as opposed to lumping them all into one confusing mess, as I am wont to do.
If you prefer the big mass posts, then let me know; but I think this might be easier to digest. Today’s aural treat is:
Getting a bit nostalgic today, we’re headed back to 2002, and an artist that not many people have heard of: Todd Thibaud.
Thibaud was the frontman for the stellar group, “The Courage Brothers”, who were on the brink of greatness when they broke up in 1994. I was always a fan of the Courage Brothers, and so I followed Todd’s career with interest.
Unfortunately it seemed like, when TCB broke up, a little of Todd broke off with it. With his first two solo albums, the “everyman” voice and lyrics remained, but seemed to be weighed down somehow.
But then Squash came out, with this single, “Sacred”, and it sounded like he was back on track. And he was. There was a freedom in the single that reminded me of TCB, and I knew that Todd Thibaud was still one to watch. A mixture of homegrown, “could-be-anyone’s-life” lyrics – somewhat akin to fellow singer-songwriters who never quite made the big time, Syd and Todd Martin – Todd Thibaud may never make the big show; but maybe that’s the way I like it.
Thibaud hasn’t released a full-length album since 2005’s “Northern Skies”, but I’ve heard rumours he’s planning on going back into studio. I hope it’s true.
Listen. Love. Support.
Todd Thibaud – Sacred