For a while, I have wanted to post another Ben Wytinck song.
In my post some months back about his beautiful song “‘Bel,” I introduced many of you to Wytinck and his music. If you haven’t seen that post or heard the song, please visit there next. It’s a gorgeous piece of music.
Today, I landed on “Brag-able Ego,” the second track from Wytinck’s self-titled 2009 album. The ballad has a touch of a ragtime twang to it, and showcases Wytinck’s slightly raspy, unmistakable and wonderfully endearing voice.
The whole album is full of skillful musicianship and clever storytelling that crosses and samples genres, including alternative folk, blues, ragtime and straight-on country. I highly recommend it as an example of the local talent and ingenuity in Winnipeg, Canada’s music scene.
In addition to being available on MySpace, CD Baby, Amazon (.ca and .com), the album is available from the iTunes Store.
As I mentioned in the earlier post, Wytinck and his family have a tradition of hosting a Christmas concert each year. Like almost all activities, events and shows, it did not happen this year, due to the pandemic. We will make a point of going to the next one for sure.
Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy. And if you like the music, please buy it and support the artist who created it.
Here’s the video for the song from the Ben Wytinck YouTube topic channel: