Monday, May 19, 2008

The new sounds

I have written many times about how music is a huge part of my life. I listen constantly throughout the day. I love finding new music and artist to listen too. I have a hard time where there is not music, which is why my ipod is my best friend...

One of the best things about Boo's recitals, besides watching the joy on her face, is all the music. I have my pen out through the entire show. This year I found a few great new artists based on the songs I heard during recital.

First off is Elisa. She is an Italian based singer whose songs touch the soul. In 2002 she performed a version of the Italian National song when the Olympic flag was passed from the United States to Italy. I sat watching the dancers as "Rock Your Soul" came out the speakers. The song is wonderful. I quickly marked this song off in my program, and added it to my iTunes waiting list.

Next we have Charlotte Martin. She is singer-songwriter who mainly works with the piano. Her music has been featured on "So You Think You Can Dance" and other national tv shows. I loved listening to the instrumental parts of "Veins", and even more so when her strong voice came on. Did I mention she was Miss Teen USA in 1994? Check her out, you won't be disappointed.

The last song from recital, is "Golden" by Fall Out Boy. I am not a big fan of Fall Out Boy, but I Love this song! This song is so moving, I had chills by the end.

Lastly, lets talk about Kate Voegele...oh my. I first heard her on one of my guilty pleasure shows, and was drawn to her voice. She has this throaty sound mixed with such innocence. She landed a tour with Natasha Bedinfield that launches on May 21st. Take a look at some the videos, and you will see how powerful she is. On her album is a powerful rendition of "Hallelujah", which was first recorded by Leonard Cohen. I also love her song "No Good", which she sang on my guilty pleasure to Kevin Federline's guest character.

Take a look at all these artists, there songs show new light to everyday music. Let me know if you have any lesser known artists, I am always on the hunt!

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