Elliott Brood’s Dig A Little Hole is a narrative folk rock song that just sings to us. Why?
First of all, we’re suckers for folk songs that has hand-clapping. It’s just reminiscent of “Run, Ol’ Jerimiah” African-American spiritual songs and chants. The rhythm is un-mistakable, just moves us to bits, because of how raw it can be.
Second, if the clapping is there, we naturally think gospel. And recently we’d been into Mahalia Jackson a classic gospel singer in the 1950’s.
And thirdly, when many elements envelope themselves in one song, we just howl and slap our knees to an almost dance. And part of what music is all about is to do just that, right?
Dig A Little Hole is an original tribute to the old African-American music about struggle and life’s little precious moments and tribulations.
We think at its own merits, Elliott Brood ‘done right’ by this song.
Have a listen. You’ll like it, we’re sure.