Watch S.G. Goodman Play “If It Ain’t Me Babe” on Her Porch for “Neighborhoods”

The Nashville-based songwriter performs the track from her newly released debut album.

“I thought I was gonna have some baby robins this year, but something ate all the eggs,” S.G. Goodman announces as she walks us through her Nashville backyard to an abandoned nest, her “almost prize possession.” The somewhat morbid opening to the video she’s shared for our “Neighborhoods” series nicely sets up the somber tone for her stripped-down rendition of “If It Ain’t Me Babe” from her newly released debut, Jim James–produced record, Old Time Feeling.

With plenty of acclaim from The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and James himself, Goodman’s complicated past—growing up in Kentucky on a religious family farm as a gay woman—has lent itself to a fascinating collection of songs, which we look forward to experiencing live, in a venue rather than from the artist’s back porch. Watch the video below.


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