Thursday, November 10, 2005

Change of season

The drive in this morning was beautiful. The sky was covered with a billowing blanket of clouds. The bright morning sun seeking out holes, piercing the cover with bright columns. A patchwork of red, yellow and brown leaves dancing in the breeze. Autumn has finally arrived.
Mornings like this are humbling. It realigns one's priorities and sets the foundation for a good day.
Music can have the same effect. Today we have two women singer/songwriters who have the ability to paint a picture in your mind with their words.

Kris Delmhorst's voice can range from sultry and almost erotic, to powerful and commanding. Her "Songs for a Hurricane" is required listening on the 'Bus. Here are two cuts from her 2001 release "Five Stories".

Kris Delmhorst - Yellow Brick Road

Kris Delmhorst - Broken White Line

Lori McKenna writes songs we all can identify with. You've either been there yourself or know someone who has. On Faith Hill's latest CD are 3 songs that stand above the rest, the title cut "Fireflies", "If You Ask", and "Stealing Kisses". All three of these songs are the work of a stay-at-home mom of five, who married her high school sweetheart and has never moved from the town where she was born. She can capture the little things in everyday life, so mundane that most of us don't even notice, and make you take a new look. Here are two cuts from her latest CD "Bittertown".

Lori McKenna - Girl Like Me

Lori McKenna - One Kiss Goodnight

Both of these powerful artists record on Signature Sounds. If you don't have any of their work in your collection, now would be a good time to remedy that oversight. Signature Sounds is having their annual sale, all single CD's are $9.99. There is a permanent link to their site in the sidebar to the right.


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