“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
― Bob Marley
One of the greatest pleasures of life is music. As a kid, I spent most of my allowance on records. And I still buy a lot of music, but it has been a few months since I purchased anything worthwhile.
Two of my favorite artists released new albums in the past week, and I went right to iTunes to purchase them both.
I Love Lucy:
I discovered Lucy Wainwright Roche when I went to a conference in Boston in 2009. I walked by the Orpheum Theater and noticed one of my favorite bands, The Indigo Girls, would be playing that night. So I stopped by the box office to see if one lone seat was available and they sold me an 8th row center seat. The opening act that night was Lucy, and I was deeply impressed her. Her latest album, “There’s a Last Time for Everything” is really good. Actually, I love all her albums, but this one is superb.
And I Love Amos:
Amos Lee has been at the top of my list of male artists for a few years now. I just love this guy. His new album, “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song” is another gem.
I’m happy when I discover one great album every couple of months. I found two really good albums in the same week. That’s a sign that it’s going to be a good month.
Have you found any new music that you’d recommend? I’m always open to recommendations.