I've been absurdly fortunate to collaborate with some great musicians over the years. One of my longest, and most fruitful, collaborations has been with Flynn Cohen, the composer and stringed instrumentalist, with whom I've been writing songs for over 20 years at this point.
Flynn and his wife Liz Simmons are in a trad/folk band called Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) that performs at festivals and venues around the world, mostly in New England. Their sound needs to be heard — it has all of the grace, subtlety, complexity and simplicity that good traditional string music should have, without any of the ersatz "folkiness" that sometimes characterizes artists working in this genre. Plus, they're surpassingly good songwriters.
Every year or two, when Flynn and I get together, we write a new song. Then, two or three years later, I get to hear Flynn and Liz record and perform it as part of their repertoire. It's part of my life that I actively look forward to.
My latest collaboration with Flynn, titled "Full Grown Love," was just performed by Low Lily on a radio show called Folk Alley Sessions. They nailed it, every note. Here's the video:
p.s. If you enjoy this song, check out Annalivia/Low Lily performing some of my earlier collaborations with Flynn: