Miri Stebivka

Ah, Summer 2017. That bygone era when scandals had yet to rock the entertainment industry, when Anthony Scaramucci's résumé had just been freshly uploaded to LinkedIn, when no one apart from seasoned aficionados of adult entertainment knew Stormy Daniels' name. It was a simpler time.

And here to bring you back to those halcyon days is Jalen N'Gonda, who performed this lilting tune at the Pickathon festival on their nocturnal Starlight Stage. "It Don't Take Much" is a breezy, uplifting tune that could be a sunshine-pop hit from the '60s, but works just as well in this stripped-down arrangement of N'Gonda's voice and electric guitar.

We're getting ever closer to 2018's Pickathon, and tickets are on sale over at their website. This year's lineup features Built to Spill, Broken Social Scene, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Bee Bee Sea, Bedouine, and Black Pumas—and that's just the Bs.

You can also check out previous episodes of our ongoing Pickathon Starlight Series:
• Episode 1: Marlon Williams
• Episode 2: Brent Cobb
• Episode 3: Huun-Huur-Tu
• Episode 4: William Tyler