The Tea Party. This is their cover version of “The Messenger”. The song was written by Daniel Lanois, one of Canada’s and the world’s best known musicians and producers and a phenomenal lyricist. This is the acoustic version and a prelude to their Reformation tour. The powerhouse original version is here. The band  decided to name their new group “The Tea Party” after the infamous hash sessions of  Beat generation poets Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. A great band in their own right with the combination of complex melodies and and intense lyrics.

Music and words… A perfect pairing.