It's been a busy and exhausting week, so kick off your Friday right with some mellow vibes from last year's Pickathon. Today's video—part of our ongoing Starlight Series, highlighting the best performances on the Starlight Stage from 2018's Pickathon festival—comes from Bedouine, the alter ego of globally raised, LA-based folksinger Azniv Korkejian. While Bedouine's 2017 self-titled debut reflected Korkejian's nomadic roots (which range from Syria to Armenia to Saudi Arabia to all parts of the US), this stripped-down performance of "One of These Days" is pure California sunshine, albeit delivered in the wee hours of the morning, long after the day has ended.
Pickathon 2019 keeps getting closer and closer, and this year's lineup includes performers like Lambchop, the Beths, Lucius, Yob, Mdou Moctar, Young Jesus, Virginia Wing, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Sneaks, Mountain Man, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band—and if that assemblage of music sounds like your shuffle play gone amok, that's just how Pickathon does things. It's great, and tickets are on sale here.
Check out previous episodes of our ongoing Pickathon Starlight Series:
• Episode 1: Shinyribs
• Episode 2: Hailu Mergia
• Episode 3: Wild Child