This Monday’s Playlist of the Week is Into the Weekend by Ralf Dee. (Don’t be put off by the title, you can play it any day of the week you want!). This playlist is another by an indie artist supporting the broader community and features a wide range of styles and genres.
Ralf Dee is a folk/roots singer-songwriter / songwriter, based in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, in Bavaria, Germany. Although he is currently recording in German, he has released two English language albums: Destination Unknown and Your Time Is Now and an EP, Just For A Little While.
After being asked repeatedly for German lyrics, he started writing in German at the end of 2014 and presented his first songs at open mic events in Bavarian cities. His first German-language album Glück Gehabt was released in Aug 2017. In addition to acoustic guitar and harmonica, he plays cajon with his feet to provide the rhythm section. His songs are miniature stories – often humorous – about quirky characters, traits such as greed and envy, global issues like climate change, or smaller, everyday problems.
His latest German-language single is called “Guilt belongs only to the others”, released June 2018.