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Can you help me find this singer using very little information?

Asked by ANef_is_Enuf (23293 points ) January 15th, 2012

A few years ago I saw a man singing on TV. I always want to look up names like “Jason Mraz” or “James Blunt” when I try to find him, so I think his name may start with a J… or he may have a similar sounding music style.
I am fairly sure it was Letterman’s show, but not positive. He played the piano, not a guitar, and was wearing a hat like this. The song that he sang was a cover, but I did not know the song… only that I liked his interpretation.

I know the odds of anyone knowing what I’m talking about are very slim, but, I’ve seen stranger things happen here. Any ideas?

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I’m pretty sure he was also wearing tight fitting jeans and a white shirt. I’m really looking for the clip from the show, more than the singer… but anything would be cool.

auhsojsa's avatar

Was he bearded?

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@auhsojsa not in the clip that I saw, no. He may have been scruffy, but no beard.

auhsojsa's avatar

Can you remember the timeline of when you saw it?

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Not really, no. It’s been a long time. Probably 2–3 years ago, at least.

auhsojsa's avatar

Daniel Powter? The guy who sang, “Bad Day.”

HungryGuy's avatar

If you know a snippet of the lyrics, you could google those lyrics to get the title of the song. Then look up that song title on YouTube. There’s a good chance that clip from Letterman is amongst them. Then, armed with the song title and singer, go to Amazon to buy the MP3…

rebbel's avatar

Damien Rice? James Morrison? Gavin DeGraw, Jack Johnson? David Gray?

Gilbert O’Sullivan?

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I don’t know the lyrics. I don’t even remember the song, I barely remember the performance… only that I really liked it.
I’m checking all of these suggestions, though. :)

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Oh!! Gavin DeGraw. That’s his face, I recognize him. Does he play the piano? Does he have any popular cover songs?
Woo, I can’t believe how fast that was. I have been trying to figure this out for a long time. Nicely done, @rebbel!

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Holy crap. Fluther is amazing.
@everephebe nailed it. Thank you!!
Apparently, I was completely wrong about what he was wearing. :) Is this even a cover?

It’s incredible that not only did I give wrong information, but, you found it so quickly. <3 jellies.

everephebe's avatar

Well once I had a name it was easy. :D
He does wear white t-shirts and that hat though… I’ll keep looking.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

This might not be the song. Maybe I have confused my brain. This is definitely the artist, though.
Either way, YAY.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

No, this is not the song. :( I just know this song from the radio. Maybe I have the wrong show.

Why is he so attractive? Holy shit, I can never forget this name again.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Nope, that’s not it, either.
I’m having trouble finding anything about songs that he has covered. When I Google, it just gives me people covering his songs. I want to say that I specifically remember him saying it was a cover, which is the only reason I knew that.
I am probably wrong about all of this. :\

everephebe's avatar

Well, I’m going to need a few more details to get anything more for ya – but happy hunting.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Thanks for trying. :)
I feel like I am on the right track, now, at least.

Earthgirl's avatar

Well, my guess was wrong! But for a scruffy guy who plays piano and wears a hat like that you could do worse than Patrick Watson!
http://vimeo.com/12593072

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