The original artist is a famous Canadian singer-songwriter known, not just for his own solo work, but as a member of two legendary folk-rock bands. He is also responsible for having co-founded a giant charity concert to benefit American farmers, perhaps an effort to live up to the words in this song, which in 1972 became his only US number 1 single.
The Shadow artist was a former James Brown impersonator who in recent years became known as one of the greatest soul singers and performers alive. Though he was already in his 60’s when he released his debut album in 2011, this artist will surely be remembered as a soul and r&b legend, not only for his music, but for his positive attitude and energy, and his will to persevere.
The 5 O’Clock Shadow is presented by Flying Dog Brewery.