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Simple Music Video Series: "Painter Man Blues" by Dan McGee of Spider Bags

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It took us a while, but we were finally able to track down Dan McGee of the Spider Bags to come do a few songs. Between playing a get-out-the-vote rally in Durham, in-store performances and a number of recent club shows, Spider Bags have been busy of late. That's understandable, as their latest album, Shake My Head, is bound to turn up on a number of year-end lists.

Today we present a song from Dan that is neither in his usual tempo nor at his typical decibel level—unless you happen to catch him doing a solo performance at places like The Layabout in Durham, that is. Dan came in to perform a number of solo numbers, as well as a very interesting North Carolina-written cover we will share at some point in the future. Enjoy.


The purpose of the Indy Week's Simple Music Video Series is to capture local and touring musicians who we feel are producing something special. The hope is to capture something very simple in order to mirror the experience of viewing a performance as if you were in a small crowd watching a quiet set. We hope for content of the music to be the primary focus of the series, not multiple camera angles meant to keep the viewer guessing and entertained.

Most bands featured in the series will be a sample of the deep pool of talent in the Triangle, while others will represent some of our touring favorites.

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