Tag Archives: Musical Passion

Tuesday’s Tunes: John Butler Trio.

24 Apr

I’ve always been a fan of the sound of acoustic guitars. I just love the emotions that such a simple instrument can bring to the surface for me. I actually was given an acoustic guitar as a graduation gift from my parents when I graduated from high school. I haven’t learned how to play yet, but it’s something I’d love to learn when I’ve got the time. Since I love to write and I enjoy singing, I could see myself really loving it. However, even if I didn’t write my songs and sing them, the simple sound of acoustic guitars just makes me melt…so learning to play would be all that I would truly need.

My brother told me about the band, John Butler Trio, a while back. The first song he told me to listen to was “Ocean,” and I’m so glad I did. There are no vocals, but sometimes I like that (depending on my mood). It’s some of the best acoustic guitar playing that I’ve heard, and I just love it. Have a listen and let me know what you think.

 

Tuesday’s Tunes: Fiest.

17 Apr

I heard Fiest on my Ingrid Michaelson Pandora station last night, and she reminds me of Adele and Ingrid Michaelson mixed together. Leslie Fiest, known professionally as Fiest, is a Canadian singer-songwriter, and learning that makes me love her even more. I’ve always been drawn to artists who write their own songs because I feel like they are closer to their music and regard their music as a true part of who they are, in terms of helping their listeners to feel to true passion that they have for their music.

Have a listen to this song by Fiest and let me know what you think. 🙂 [Sidenote: I also just love the out of control, but amazing dancing in this video. It makes me laugh.]

Tuesday’s Tunes: Lyric, An Asheville Local.

3 Apr

I love that Asheville is home to many talented musicians and artists. Since I’m a lover of music, it’s just another reason why I feel like Asheville is the perfect place for me. One weekend in February I was in downtown Asheville, and I came across the band Lyric playing out in front of one of the Asheville restaurants. Instantly, I was captivated. I joined the rest of the group that had already formed in front of Lyric and swayed to the music. After a few songs, I began to realize that the lead singer, Leeda Lyric, sounded a lot like Tracy Chapman. A few moments later, the band played Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason,” and I was not disappointed. Have a listen to one of Lyric’s own songs, Tell Me Why, and let me know what you think of the band.