One of the magical aspects of music is its ability to take you places you’ve never been. Musician Bevin Luna (formerly of Memphis, currently of Fort Collins) experienced this when she first heard a song that she says “stopped me in my tracks”: Nina Simone’s version of “Baltimore”.  An evocative cover (the original was written by Randy Newman), the reggae-infused version Simone released in 1978 sets grim lyrics over sweeping strings, painting a vivid picture of a city steeped in hard times. Listen to Bevin describe how she has discovered various layers of subtle social commentary and meaningful connection to her own life, through a song that got a second look through a new lens.