Tami Neilson sure does know her way around a melody. Always one for surprises, she turns Willie Nelson’s “Pretty Paper” into a performance that’ll sure turn you inside out (in the best way possible). “Downtown shoppers, Christmas is nigh,” she sings, bending the melody to her will.
“There he sits all alone on the sidewalk / Hoping that you won’t pass him by,” she sings. Her voice, angelic as can be, calls you to express even a modicum of compassion. We certainly could use more of it this year.
Listen to “Pretty Paper” below.