Name: Adam Bernard Home: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States About Me: Entertainment journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome. See my complete profile
One of my favorite soul acts, Nat Osborn Band, are getting “Cagey” with their NPR Tiny Desk Contest submission.
Osborn explains his decision to go with “Cagey” as his submission, saying, “I went with this song because it's a fun, uptempo song that I felt we could do justice within a smaller, more stripped down setting. I also like that it's a song about New York. In this contest you have people submitting from all around the country, and I find a sense of location can add to the spirit of the occasion.”
The video was shot in Osborn’s rehearsal space, although the filming almost didn’t happen.
“We had planned to just use a few stationary cameras, and then edit afterwards,” he explains, “but my drummer forgot the cameras. A call was placed to a friend, and an hour later we had a proper director/videographer/editor. He did a great job with it, especially considering the last minute nature of the thing.”
Check out the clip, and vibe to the soulful sounds of Nat Osborn Band.
B-Listers are a select group of artists that were featured in my Artist Of The Week series that ran every Monday from April of '06 to April of '11. All of these artists have two things in common; extreme talent, and a flight path far too under the radar for my liking. They took on the title of B-Listers as they embraced being featured by me, Adam B. Check out the AOTW Archives for all the interviews.