My curiosity for music can more easily be satisfied now with technology. I’m in love with searching through the global record collection available to anyone with the bandwidth to listen.
Here are a few I’m enjoying currently
Ash Grunwald “Money”- Aussie blues singer
I’m pretty enamored of Grunwald’s work, adding him to the heavy rotation list
Joe Bonamassa “The Ballad of John Henry”- American blues singer
It’s easy to forget just how young Bonamassa is, he’s been blues royalty for so long it seems like he should be older.
I love knowing about other creators’ process, it’s fun to watch Bonamassa in action. But watch how awkward he is without his guitar when it’s just him in singing in front of the mic.
This is a twofer, Leonard Bernstein forever won my heart with his Young People’s Concerts. Aaron Copland was a favorite on Sunday mornings in my family.
Jamie Cullum – “Love Won’t Let Me Wait” – British jazz singer
This came up on a random playlist, and while I’m not much of a ballad/love song person, something about Cullum’s voice caught me.
Norah Jones and Billie Joe Armstrong – American singers
What a surprise find! These two work really well together.
Amon Amarth – Swedish death metal band
I’ll end with this because it’s so delightfully bad. The instrumentals are standard metal, the leader has an incredible deep voice which he can use to great effect, but the lyrics and presentation are just so …. pedestrian.