James Maddock and Mike Scott co-wrote this song, Beautiful Now, a few years back. It is part of the wonderful new Waterboys album, Modern Blues. James has long been playing that song, although differently from the way The Waterboys do it. Here’s a version of James and the band playing the song at The Rockwood Music Hall about two years ago. On that night they were joined by Garland Jeffreys, and the performance was captured by Valerie Barber, who gets our thanks.
This may inspire you to go check out James’ show tonight over at Le Poisson Rouge. As this writing early Wednesday morning, there are still some tickets left for that show.